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MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE 

January 18, 1944> 11:00 A.M., Parker House, Boston, Mass. 

Chairman Saltonstall presiding 

PRESENT: Trustees Saltonstall, Brown, Mrs. McWamara, 
Malcolm, Whitmore, President Baker, 
Professor Rice, Secretary Burke 

President Baker said that the main purpose of the meeting 
was to submit to the Committee a brief report on developments in 
agriculture during the past year. He said no meetings of the Ex- 
periment Station and Extension Service Committees were scheduled 
because it has proven more satisfactory to hold meetings of these 
Committees at the College. 

The President reminded the Committee that the Stockbridge 
School is now operating on a one-year basis with a decreased student 
body but is already pointing toward a rehabilitation program for 
veterans. One man is now in the school under contract with the 
Veterans Rehabilitation Bureau. 

The President reported that food production on college 
farms and orchards was tripled during the past year and the College 
expects to produce still more food in 1944 • The State Home Garden 
Committee, under the leadership of the College Extension Service, 
is also planning to expand its program of food production in 1944* 

The President submitted dittoed copies of a digest of the 
Report of the Extension Service for 1943 > and informed the Committee! 
that ttie Extension Service played an important part in the great 
increase in farm food production in 1943* 

Professor Rice reported on activities of the College Farm 
pointing out that more corn was grown for grain, and that more milkj 



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Stockbridge 
School 



Food 
Production 



College 
Farm 



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Swift & Company 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

meat, and field crops were produced for consumption by the Air 
Force Cadets. A program of calf vaccination was inaugurated and a 
considerable number of breeding animals were transferred to other 
State institutions at nominal fees. Professor Rice suggested that 
the State would benefit by a unified animal breeding program for 
all State departments which maintain herds. He suggested also that 
the State could profit by having a traveling veterinarian regularly 
visit state-owned herds to prevent disease. He reported that the 
Tennessee walking stallion is proving popular with light horse 
oxvners and that there is a shortage of milkers on the college farm. 
Dittoed copies of the farm report were submitted to the Trustees. 

The President distributed dittoed copies of a report by 
Dr. Van Meter on the significant developments in horticulture 
during the year. 

President Baker said that during the past ten years the 
College has received a considerable sum of money from industrial 
concerns for the purpose of research in the general field of agri- 
culture. Recently Swift and Company has sent the College $12,000 
to be used for research in respiratory diseases of poultry. After 
discussion, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorise 
the President to seek further grants from in- 
dustries for research in the general field of 
agriculture. 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:10 P.M. 




Secretary 



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MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 

January 18, 1944, 12:10 P.M., Parker House, Boston, Mass. 

Chairman Whitmore presiding 

PRESENT : Trustees Whitmore, Malcolm, Warren, Hubbard, 
Mrs. McNamara, BroY/n, President Baker, 
Treasurer Hawley, Professor Rice, Secretary 
Burke 

President Baker reviewed progress of the College Post War 
Building Program prepared in cooperation with the State Emergency 
Public ?«orks Commission. 

He expressed the feeling that if the College does not 
participate in the State's program and gain needed buildings during 
the post war period, it may be years before its most urgent build- 
ing needs are met. Chairman Whitmore described his recent visit, 
as Chairman of Buildings and Grounds Committee, with Chairman Foster 
of Commission on Administration and Finance, concerning the building 
program. After discussion, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees follow 

up the building program submitted by the College 
Administration to the Emergency Public Works 
Commission, by submitting to the Commission the 
following list as representing the most urgent 
building needs of the College in the immediate 
post war period. 

1. Power Plant, including heating and electrical 

distribution system. 

2. Home Economics Building. 

3. Physics Building. 

4. Engineering Building. 

5. Office and Laboratory Building, Waltham Field 

Station. 

Treasurer Hawley described the need for additional refri- 
geration at the Butt erf ield dormitory. He said the refrigeration 
capacity has proved inadequate, particularly during the war period 







Post War 
Building 
Program 



Butterfield 
Dormitory - 
refrigeration 



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COMMITTEE 



Degrees 



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when the dining hall in the dormitory is serving non-residents of 

the building as well as residents. After discussion, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees 

authorise the Treasurer to seek a transfer 
of $1,000 from the Governor's Emergency 
Fund to meet refrigeration needs at Butter- 
field dormitory. 

The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 p.m. 




_Secretary 



MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON FACULTY & PROGRAM OF STUDY 

January 18, 1944* 2:00 P.M., Parker House, Boston, Mass. 

Chairman Warren presiding 

PRESENT: Trustees Warren, Brown, Hubbard, Malcolm, 

Mrs. McNamara, Saltonstall, Whitmore, Brett, 
Bartlett, President Baker, Treasurer 
Hawley, Dean Machmer, Secretary Burke 

On the recommendation of the Faculty Committee on Course 

of Study and the Dean and President, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees confer 
appropriate degrees as of January 27, 1944 on 
the following candidates provided they satis- 
factorily complete the courses in which they 
are now enrolled and meet all financial obliga- 
tions to the College. 

CANDIDATES FOR DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 

Cum Laude 

Ruth Rosoff 



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Rite 



William Edmund Arnold 
Haig Aroian 

Priscilla Ethel August 
Shirley Anne Azoff 
Marjorie Lois Bolton 
James David Cohen 
Thomas Eugene Devaney 
Melvin Irving Goldman 
Mary Katherine Haughey 
Robert LeRoy Keefe, Jr. 
Seymour Benjamin Koritz 
Stephen Bartlett Leavitt 
Paul Vincent Leone 



Clear ho s Logothetis 
Alice Kathleen Maguire 
Solomon Harry Markowitz 
Thomas Francis Moriarty 
Fred Joseph Nahil 
Helen Phyllis Peterson 
Avis Mary Ryan 
Irving Jackson Saltzman 
Chester Ralph Starvish 
Anna Elizabeth Sullivan 
Bes.tr ice Wasserman 
Laura Williams 
Ruth Elaine Woodworth 



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CANDIDATES FOR DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS 



Magna Cum Laude 



Charlotte Sylvia Eigner 



Charlotte Kaizer 



Cum Laude 



Sylvia Rossman 



Rite 



Margaret Cecelia Deane 
H. Manuel Dobrusin 
Helen Elizabeth Donnelly 
Helen Glagovsky 



Ruth Emma Hov/arth 
Libby Janet Kerlin 
Edna Ann McNamara 
Mildred Nancy Turner 



CANDIDATE FOR DEGREE OF 
BACHELOR OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE 



Frances Elizabeth Holman 



It was 



VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees ratify 
telephone vote of the Board taken in December 
1943 in conferring upon Major George Joseph 
Spelman the degree of Bachelor of Science on 
December 16, 1943. 



President Baker presented recommendation from the Associate . 
Alumni and endorsed by the College Administration that honorary de- 
gree be granted to Charles Leslie Rice, M.S.C.'Ol, and also 
recommendation of the College Administration that honorary degree be 



Spelman, Major 
George Joseph 



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Credits - war 



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conferred upon Joseph Harry Putnam, M.S.C'94* He reviewed the 

accomplishments of these two men since they were graduated from 

the College and after discussion, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees confer 

the following honorary d egrees during the commence- 
ment exercises in May 1944 • 

Upon Charles Leslie Rice, the honorary degree 

of LL.D. 
Upon Joseph Harry Putnam, the honorary degree 

of Master of Agriculture. 

Dean Machmer and President Baker discussed the problem 
the College would face both during and after the war in granting 
credits to students who returned to the College from war service. 
It was agreed that in many cases war service does offer opportu- 
nity for study and work of sufficient caliber as to merit granting 
of college credits. However, the Trustees wish to avoid the 
granting of any blanket credits for military service alone. After 
discussion, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Trustees approve the 

following statement as a guide to the College 
Administration in the problem of granting 
credit to students of the College for war ser- 
vice, it being understood that such credit must 
be evaluated at all times on an individual basis. 

a. Education values acquired during the period 
of service, evaluated on the basis of infor- 
mation supplied by the United States Armed 
Forces Institute. 

b. Studies of college level creditably com- 
pleted in any army, navy, marine corps, 
Merchant Marine, or other war service train- 
ing program provided these do not duplicate 
courses already credited. 

c. Advanced R.O.T.C. courses (maximum 10 
credits) to those who completed Officers' 
Candidate School and qualified for a 
Commission. 



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d. The satisfactory completion of any basic 

training course in the armed forces, credit 
not to exceed that allowed for the Freshman 
and Sophomore required Military and Physical 
Education. 

President Baker reported the death of Dr. Paul Serex, 
Associate Professor of Chemistry, on May 23, 194-3 > and also the 
death of Dr. Frank A. Waugh, Emeritus Professor of Landscape Archi- 
tecture, on March 20, 1943 • It was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees adopt 
the follovving resolutions. 



Resolution on Dr. Paul Serex 

WHEREAS Paul Serex was associated with the work of Massa- 
chusetts State College for nearly thirty years as a teacher of 
Chemistry, and 

WHEREAS his keen interest and enthusiasm for the Science 
of Chemistry, his fairness, and his unusual fund of common sense 
won the respect and affection of his students, and 

WHEREAS the recognition by others outside the College of 
the soundness of his judgment of the ability and character of his 
students aided many of them in securing opportunities for employment 
and advancement by graduate study, and 

WHEREAS he willingly worked long hours to further the work 
of the College and to guide and encourage his own students and the 
young people of the community. 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Trustees of Massachusetts State 
College hereby express their sincere esteem for Paul Serex, and 
their feeling of loss through his death, and hereby direct the 
Secretary to inscribe this resolution in the records of the Board 
and to send cox-^y to Mrs. Serex. 

Resolution on Dr. Frank A. Waugh 

YfHEREAS Frank A. Waugh, who for thirty-seven years was a 
member of the faculty of this College, serving for much of that 
time as Head of the Division of Horticulture and the Department of 
Landscape Architecture as y^ell as on the staff of the Experiment 
Station, reorganizing and expanding the Division, and 

WHEREAS his deep interest in and continuing care for the 
students who came under nis instruction and for his co-workers in 
the Division have made him and his memory an enduring inspiration 
to them, and 



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Resolution 
Paul Serex 



Resolution 
Frank A. Waugh 



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Resignation 



Resolution- 
Mrs, Annette T. 
Herr 



Promotion 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

WHEREAS his personal influence and that of his students 
has made a profound impression upon the development of landscape 
architecture throughout the nation, and 

WHEREAS that influence is recognized by the profession 
as of the highest standard of ethics and design which should be 
continued in the same spirit of service to human betterment and 
the development of beauty. 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Trustees of Massachusetts State 
College express, by this resolution, their great appreciation for 
Frank Waugh and his untiring influence in education, inspiration 
and loyalty, and further the Trustees direct the Secretary to in- 
scribe this resolution in the record of the Board and to transmit 
a copy to Mrs. Waugh. 

Upon the recommendation of President Baker, it was 

VOTED ; To accept the resignation of Mrs. Annette T. 
Herr, as State Leader of Home Demonstration 
Agents as of January 31, 1944 • 

It was further recommended that the Trustees adopt the 

following resolution of appreciation: 

WHEREAS Mrs. Annette T. Herr has served Massachusetts 
State College loyally and effectively as State Leader of Home 
Demonstration Agents since 1926, and 

WHEREAS she has sympathetically understood the needs 
and problems of rural homemakers of the Commonwealth and devoted 
herself wholeheartedly to the solution of these problems, and 

YIHEREAS she has inaugurated sound, far-reaching, educa- 
tional programs whereby rural women have been assisted in develop- 
ing a more satisfying home and community life for themselves and 
their families. 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Trustees of Massachusetts State 
College hereby express their sincere appreciation to Mrs. Herr 
and direct the Secretary to inscribe this resolution on the 
records of the Board and send copy to Mrs. Herr. 

Upon the recommendation of Director Munson and President 

Baker, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees promote 
Miss Beatrice E. Billings to the position of 
State Leader of Home Demonstration Agents at 
$3600 basic salary to succeed Mrs. Herr 
February 1, 1944- 



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MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

Upon the recommendation of President Baker, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Trustees promote Miner J. 

Markuson and Lawrence S. Dickinson from Assistant 
Professor to Associate Professor, effective 
February 1, 1944- > with request for increased 
salary to be included in the next budget of the 
College. 

Upon the recommendation of the Faculty Course of Study 

Committee of the College, Dean Machmer and President Baker, it was 

VOTED ? To recommend that the Trustees approve the 
following new course of study. 

Home Economics 53 - (I) Experimental Foods. For 
juniors and seniors. The testing and com- 
paring of different food materials and 
methods of preparation with special em- 
phasis on substitutes and war time needs. 
1 class hour 1 3-hour lab. Credit 2. 

President Baker recommended that the Trustees change the 

name of the Department of Horticultural Manufactures to Department 

of Food Technology. He said that when the department was originally 

established, the name Horticultural Manufactures was descriptive of 

the activities of the department, the primary activity in the early 

days being the canning and preservation of food. Since then, the 

department has undertaken research in the field of food chemistry 

and food values and has gained nation-wide reputation for its work, 

attracting graduate students from all over the country. After 

discussion, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the name of the Department of 
Horticultural Manufactures be changed to the De- 
partment of Food Technology to take effect on 
February 1, 1944- 

The meeting was adjourned at 3s 45 P.M. 




ecretary 



1209 



Promotions 



New Course 



Department of 

Food 

Technology 



1210 



COMMITTEE 



Veterans 

Rehabilitation 

Bureau 



Army Specialized 
rraining Program 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

January 18, 1944> 3*45 P.M., Parker House, Boston, Mass. 

Chairman Bartlett, presiding 

PRESENT ; Trustees Bartlett, Brett, Saltonstall, 
Whitmore, Malcolm, Hubbard, President 
Baker, Treasurer Hawley, Secretary Burke 

President Baker informed the committee that the Veterans 
Rehabilitation Bureau has sent one veteran of World War II to the 
College for an instructional program in the Stockbridge School of 
Agriculture. He reminded the committee that the Stockbridge S c hool 
made an outstanding reputation in the training of veterans after 
World War I and that the end of 7torld War II would undoubtedly 
bring another group of veterans to the school for training. He 
suggested that the College should be prepared for an influx of 
veterans by being in a position to work with the Veterans Rehabili- 
tation Bureau. Upon the recommendation of the President and 
Treasurer, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Trustees authorize the 
Treasurer to sign Veterans Administration Re- 
habilitation Form 1903 dated January 3> 194-4> 
and covering training of one veteran in the 
Stockbridge School for the period January 3 
to June 30, 1944 > s,t tuition charge of $AO f 
fees $6.75 y and books and supplies allowance 
of $30; that the Treasurer also be authorized 
to sign similar agreements with the Veterans 
Bureau covering training of veterans at this 
College at standard rates for tuition and 
other charges as these may be proposed by the 
Veterans Bureau and approved by the President 
of the College. 

The President described the Army Specialized Training 

Program under which !$ advanced R.O.T.C. students, who last year 

were juniors at the College, were returned to the College this fall. 

The general purpose of the program was to provide the men with an 



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educational training program while they were awaiting opportunity 
to enter Officers Candidate Schools. It was expected that they 
would be at the College during all the present college year. How- 
ever, the men were suddenly called out late in December and this 
particular program is now closed. After discussion, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Trustees authorize the 
Treasurer to accept War Department's proposal 
for final settlement covering Army A.S.T. Pro- 
gram at the College which terminated December 23, 
1943 > this proposal being one dated January 3> 
1944 on Form W.D. No. 47 covering payment in the 
amount of #4,610.97 for services of Messing, 
Housing, Medical Care and Instruction of a 
maximum of 48 advanced R.O.T.C. Students during 
the period November 2 to December 28, 1943. 

President Baker presented agreement form between the 

College and the A. E. Staley Manufacturing Company under the terras 

of which Staley Company would provide a grant of $250 for the 

College to conduct research on soy bean products. This agreement 

form is similar to forms which the College has signed over the past 

twenty years for carrying on research in agriculture financed by 

industrial concerns. While Mr. Cassidy was on the Board of TrusteeiS, 

these agreement forms were sent to him for review before being 

signed by the President and Director of the Experiment Station. 

With Mr. Cassidy no longer on the Board, the President suggested 

that the committee might wish to set up a procedure for handling 

similar agreements in the future. After discussion, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Trustees authorize the 
President and the Director of the Experiment 
Station to sign agreement form with A. E. Staley 
Manufacturing Company dated January 1, 1944 
whereby the College will conduct research on soy 
bean products, financing the program with funds 
supplied by the Staley Company. 



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A. E. Staley 

Manufacturing 

Company 






COMMITTEE 



Industrial 
rrust Funds 



Jnearmarked 
frust Funds 



Sales, purchases, 
transfers 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

It was also 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees request 
the President to seek more industrial grants 
for research in agriculture. 

It was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
Trustee Bartlett and Treasurer Hawley to prepare 
a standard form for agreements with industrial 
concerns under which the College would carry on 
research in the field of agriculture, so that 
in the future the President and Director of the 
Experiment Station may proceed with signing of 
agreements without separate consultation with 
the Board. 

It was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Trustees authorize the 

President to expend up to $500 from unearmarked 
trust funds during the period January 1, 1944- 
to June 30, 1944* 



It was 



VOTED; 



To recommend that the Trustees approve the 
following sales, purchases, and transfers of 
securities authorized during 1943 by the 
Finance Committee. 



Sales 



1943 
Feb. 



16 



18 



16M U.S. Treasury 2 3/4s June 15, 1954/51 
10M U.S. Treasury 3 l/8s June 15, 1946/49 
2M Youngstown Sheet & Tube 3fs Nov. I960 
2M Wheeling Steel Corp. 3§s March 1966 
2M Republic Steel Corp. 4§s Nov. 1956 
Sept. 14 4M Bethlehem Steel Corp. 3s Feb. i960 



$17,295.00 

10,681.25 

1,928.96 

1,763.96 

2,031.45 
4,085.16 



Purchases 

1943 

Jan. 8 1M U.S. War Bonds Series G2%s Jan. 1955 

Feb. 4 $500 U.S. War Bonds, Series G 2^s Feb. 1955 

16 28M U.S. Treasury 1 3/4s June 15, 1948 

18 4M Chicago Union Station 3 3/4s July 1963 

Sept. 10 4M U.S. Treasury 2s Sept. 15, 1953/51 

Dec. 16 2M U.S. Yter Bonds, Series G, 2-Js Dec. 

1955 reg. 



1,000.00 

500.00 

28,166.25 

4,372.75 

4,000.00 

2,000.00 



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Called Bonds 



1943 
April 16 5M Puget Sound Power & Light 5|s June 1949 

21 1M Wilson & Go. 4s July 15, 1955 
Sept. 7 2M Northern Indiana Public Service 3 3/4s 

Aug. 1969 

Transfers of cash principal to College 

1943 

Jan. 22 Massachusetts State College 
Feb. 18 " » " 
July 8 » " " 
Nov. 1 " " " 



5,074.11 
1,039.81 

2,125.00 



36.59 
1351.62 
6113.92 

85.16 



Treasurer Hawley presented his financial report for the 
period December 1, 1942 through June 30, 1943* He reported also 
on the operation of fraternity houses leased by the College and used 
as dormitories during the war emergency and on the financial condi- 
tion of the self -liquidating dormitories. It was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Trustees accept the 
Treasurer's report as presented. 

Treasurer Hawley informed the committee that six bonds 
totaling approximately $34,000 may be called in the near future 
and that the committee should give attention to the reinvestment 
of this money. It was agreed that Trustees Bartlett, Brett, Whitraoife 
and Saltonstall each would make recommendation to the Treasurer for 
reinvestment of $7,500 and the committee could then consider what 
further action should be taken. 

The meeting was adjourned at 4*45 P.M. 




Secretary 



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Treasurer 1 s 
Report 



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Call 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 
February 8, 194-4? 12M, Parker House, Boston 
Chairman Bowditch presiding 



PRESENT ; Trustees Bowditch, Bartlett, Brown, 
Malcolm, ¥?hitmore, Treasurer Hawley, 
Secretary Burke 

Following is the call for the meeting. 

January 31, 1944- 

To the Executive Committee 
Board of Trustees 
Massachusetts State College 

At the request of the Chairman, a luncheon meet- 
ing of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, 
Massachusetts State College, is hereby called to con- 
vene on Tuesday, February 8, 1944-? at 12 o'clock noon 
at the Parker House in Boston* 

The purpose of the meeting will be to consider 
and act upon the College Post War Building Program 
and to transact such other business as may be 
properly presented. 

A meeting with the State Emergency Public Works 
Commission has been arranged for 2 o'clock on the 
same day. 

Sincerely, 

/s/ James W. Burke 
Secretary 

Chairman Bowditch read to the Committee a letter of 
February 1 to President Baker suggesting that the President take a 
two months' leave of absence to recover fully from his recent ill- 
ness and also President Baker's reply of February 5. It was the 
unanimous feeling of the Committee that the best interest of the 
College will be served through having the President t*ke a leave 
of absence, so that he will recover his strength to carry on the 
work of the College in the important years of change ahead. After 
discussion, It was unanimously 



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VOTED: That in the best interest of the College, Presi- 
dent Baker, just having recovered from pneumonia, 
should take an adequate leave of absence to re- 
cover his health and strength and should remain 
on leave at least until April 1, 1944* 

The Committee then discussed the operation of the College 

during the absence of the President. Chairman Bowditch recalled 

that on one previous occasion, between presidential terms, the 

College had been operated by a committee composed of the present 

Treasurer of the College as Chairman, the Secretary of the College, 

the Dean of the College, the Director of the Extension Service, the 

Director of the Experiment Station, and the Director of the Short 

Courses. It was 

VOTED: That, if President Baker wishes, the Committee 

does authorize the appointment of an administra- 
tive committee as outlined above to a.ct during 
the temporary absence of the President. 

Acting for President Baker, Secretary Burke presented to 
the Committee the recommendation of Dr. John B. Lentz, Head of the 
Department of Veterinary Science, and Willard A. Munson, Director 
of the Extension Service, that Dr. Carlton C. Ellis be appointed 
to the newly-created position of Extension Poultry Pathologist on 
March 1, 1944 at basic annual salary of $3600 plus §3bQ temporary 
legislative increase. 

At the request of Chairman Bowditch, Treasurer Hawley re- 
vie?/ed the circumstances leading up to the establishment of this 
position. He pointed out that funds were appropriated to carry 
this position through June 30, 1945 and that an additional appro- 
priation and authorization will be required if the work is to go 
beyond that date. It was 

VOTED : To approve appointment of Dr. Carlton C. Ellis 
as recommended above. 



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Extension 

Poultry 

Pathologist 



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COMMITTEE 



Array Air 
Force Program 



Post War 
Building 
Program. 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



There was discussion of changes and adaptations of the 
college program which will follow the discontinuation of the Army 
Air Force Training Program. Treasurer Hawley pointed out that the 
last group of cadets will not leave the Campus until about the 
middle of May, so far as the College knows now. He pointed out 
that the going of the Army Program will still leave many important 
programs to be carried on. There are more than 700 civilian stu- 
dents on Campus^ the Extension Service has had to increase its war 
time food production program, and the Experiment Station and Con- 
trol Service have duties, many of them closely associated with the 
war effort. 

however, adjustments will need to be made, and as new 
developments occur, President Baker will bring these to the 
attention of the Trustees. 

Chairman Bowditch said that the primary purpose of the 
meeting was to provide opportunity for the Executive Committee to 
carry out the wishes of the Board of Trustees as expressed at the 
Annual Meeting in January that the Executive Committee go to the 
Emergency Public Works Commission and present the Trustees Post War 
Building Program. Hearing before the Commission is scheduled at 
2 o'clock, he said, and it was agreed that all members of the 
Committee would attend and present the Trustee Building Program. 

The meeting was adjourned at 1:^.0 P.M. 




Secretary 



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MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



All members of the Executive Committee met with the 
Emergency Public Works Commission at 2:00 p.m. at the request of 
Chairman Bowditch, and Trustee Whitmore, Chairman of the Buildings 
and Grounds Committee of the Board, presented the Trustee Building 
Program of five projects as determined at the Annual Meeting. 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



The following action of the Finance Committee of the 

Board of Trustees of Massachusetts State College is made a part 

of the official records of the committee and of the Board, 

February 21, 1944 • By mail poll, it was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to sell: 

$6,000 Illinois Power & Light Corp. 6s 
$-4,000 Illinois Power & Light Corp. 5s 

and to purchase: 

$5,000 Central Pacific RR 1st 4s 1949 
$5,000 Wabash RR 1st As 1971 
$5,000 Erie RR 1st 4s 1995 

The following Trustees voted in favor of the above 

action: Philip F. Whitmore, Richard Saltonstall, Joseph W. 

Bartlett and Nathaniel I. Bowditch. 




Secretary 



1218 



COMMITTEE 



Colonial Beacon 
Oil Company 



Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 



April 12, 1944, 12M, Parker House, Boston 
Chairman Bartlett presiding 



PRESENT: 



Trustees Bartlett, Brett, Saltonstall, 
Yvhitmore, President Baker, Treasurer 
Hawley, Secretary Burke 



It was 



VOTED; To send to James T. Cassidy a letter of 
appreciation for his long and loyal ser- 
vice as a member of the Board of Trustees 
and member of the Finance Committee. 

President Baker presented application from the Nev/ 

England Branch of the Colonial Beacon Oil Company of Boston for 

lease of right of ?»ay for an oil pipe line through lands of the 

Waltham Field Station* The President said that the line would be 

put through a section of land which is not now used by the Station 

and that the proposed construction would not prevent future use. 

He said that Professor Koon, Head of the Station, was in favor of 

the plan and that he, the President, also endorsed it. After 

discussion, it was 

VOTED i To recommend that the Trustees authorize 

the President and Treasurer to proceed with 
negotiations with the Colonial Beacon Oil 
Company to allow construct! :n of an oil line 
through the Waltham Field Station property 
either by sale or by lease - it being under- 
stood that the land on the proposed right of 
way will not be affected so as to interfere 
with the operation of the Waltham Field 
Station . 

President Baker presented request from the Sigma Alpha 

Epsilon Fraternity that the fraternity be allowed to renew its 

option, now expired, on Lot F of the Louisa Baker tract on the 

College Campus, The Trustees had previously granted option until 

January 194-3* 



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The President indicated that discussion of this matter 

with the Treasurer and the Secretary of the College had convinced 

him that the war and the uncertainties of the immediate future made 

it seem unwise to continue option at this time. After discussion, 

it was 

VOTED: Not to renew the option for Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
Fraternity to purchase Lot F of the Louisa Baker 
tract in view of the fact that there is no possi- 
bility of the fraternity being able to build in 
the near future. 

Treasurer Hawley discussed the revision of the Army Avia- 
tion Training Contract, which revision is to be effective as of 
November 1, 194-3. He pointed out that the revision is in accordance 
with the terms of the original contract whereby it was agreed that 
changes in Army payments might be arranged from time to time in 
accordance with the cost to the College of rendering service to the 
Army. The contract is on a "no profit-no loss" basis. 

The Treasurer then presented tables showing how Army pay- 
ments will be affected by the rate revision. In general, it has 
cost the College less to render the service than it was anticipated 
when the original rates were fixed in the contract, so that the Army 
will pay less per month from November 1 on than it paid up to 
November 1. 

The Treasurer said that two days had been spent in nego- 
tiations with the Army negotiators and that Mr. Ralph Houghton, 
Deputy State Comptroller, was present during the two days. The 
Treasurer said that both he and Mr. Houghton were satisfied that the 
new rates xjrovided adequate compensation to the College and to the 
State . 



"M 



Army Air 
Force - 
contract 



COMMITTEE 



Financial 
Report 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



There was considerable discussion of the contract revision 



after which it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Trustees sign the 
supplemental agreement to Army Air Force 
Contract No. W2620AC-97. This supplemental 
agreement sets forth changes in payment from 
the original contract in accordance with 
figures presented to the Finance Committee by 
Treasurer Hawley. In making this recommenda- 
tion, it was understood by the Finance 
Committee that the supplemental agreement 
would first be submitted to the Attorney 
General as to form and that Trustee signatures 
were to be affixed after the agreement had 
been submitted to the Commission on Administra- 
tion and Finance, 

President Baker reported that Governor Saltonstall had 
called on the College Administration for a. restatement of the 
financial needs of the College for the year beginning July 1, 1944 
in view of the discontinuance of the Army Program* He said that 
Treasurer Hawley and Secretary Burke, had conferred with the Governo^ 
and the Governor had expressed desire to have a written financial 
statement about the middle of April. Since that time, the Treasure]* 
has reconsidered the financial needs of the College for the year 
beginning July 1 and has consulted with the Director of the Experi- 
ment Station and the Director of the Extension Service to see what 
changes should be made from the original appropriation. 

The Treasurer then presented an estimate of financial 
needs for the year beginning July 1 showing in detail where budget 
items could be decreased and where they must be increased. 

The Finance Committee considered the Treasurer's state- 



ment item by item. It was 

VOTED : Not to request additional funds for the Experiment 
Station above its original appropriation for the 
year beginning July 1. 



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It was also 

VOTED ; Not to request additional funds for the 
Waltham Field Station above its original 
appropriation for the year beginning 
July 1. 

With the exception of the above reductions in the askings 

of the Experiment Station and the Waltham Field Station, it was 

VOTED: To approve the financial estimates for the 

College for the year beginning July 1 as sub- 
mitted by Treasurer Hawley and as approved by 
President Baker and totaling for Personal 
Service $1,012,126; for Maintenance $267,570; 
for Boarding Hall $121,000; and for other and 
supplementary services $76,600, 

Chairman Bartlett requested that Treasurer Hawley prepare 
a complete list of building repairs needed at the College as a con- 
sequence of use by the Army - that he also prepare a statement 
showing how much money has been paid by the Army for use of facili- 
ties and further that the College request from the State Administra- 
tion the use of this income for putting college buildings into con- 
dition when the Army leaves. 

President Baker presented request from Dr. Lentz, Head 
of the Poultry Disease Control Laboratory, and endorsed by Director 
Sievers of the Experiment Station, for authorization for the 
charging of certain fees to poultrymen for immunizing their flocks 
against infectious bronchitis. Recent investigational work has 
shown that poultry flocks can be effectively immunized and the 
poultrymen of the State are demanding the service and are willing 
to pay the cost of the service. The Committee 



Building 
Repairs 



Poultry 
Disease 
Elimination 
Service - fees 



1 ooo 



COMMITTEE 



Fraternities 



Endowment 
Funds 



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VOTED ; To recommend to the Board of Trustees the 
approval of a service for the Poultry In- 
dustry to be known as "Immunization Control 
Program for Infectious Bronchitis" as re- 
quested by Dr. John B. Lentz, Head of De- 
partment of Veterinary Science and approved 
by Director Fred J. Sievers of the Experi- 
ment Station and the President. Further, 
that determination of fees to be charged 
poultrymen for this service to be determined 
by the President, Director Sievers and 
Treasurer Hav/ley and later to be approved 
by the Board. 

There was discussion of whether the State might be in a 
position to lend financial assistance to the fraternities during 
this war period so that the fraternities might not go out of 
existence. It was pointed out that in normal times, the College de- 
pends upon the fraternities for the housing of students and that it 
might well be in the interest of the State to take steps to keep 
the fraternities in existence. No decision was arrived at. 
President Baker indicated that further studies would be made and 
conclusions would be presented at the serai-annual meeting of the 
Board on May 20, 1944* 



Following discussion regarding Endowment Fund Investments, 



it was 



VOTED: To authorise Treasurer Hawley to reinvest 
$4,000 of Endowment Fund principle in 
United States War Bonds, Series G. 

The meeting was adjourned at 3^25 P»M* 




Secretary 



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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Committee on Finance 
June 7, 1944, 12:30 P.M., Parker House, Boston 

PRESENT : Trustees Bartlett, Chairman, Brett, 
Saltonstall, President Baker, 
Treasurer Hawley, Secretary Burke 

President Baker reported that the First Service Command 
has asked the College to take a training program for seventeen-year 
old Aviation Reserve Cadets and that the Trustees have authorized 
the Administration to accept the program and to proceed with nego- 
tiations with the First Service Command. Since then, the First 
Service Command has submitted a letter of intent to the College 
calling for academic training program beginning July 10 for 231 boy^ 

The President reported also that the summer session had 
opened June 5 with a registration of approximately 155 including 
33 freshman students. The fall enrollment will be approximately 
700 civilian students. 

Treasurer Hawley said that he had developed a budget for 
the Aviation Reserve Program for the six months 1 period July 10, 
1944 through January 10, 1945. He estimated that the program will 
provide an income of approximately $80,000 and that the College 
will need $38,028 in addition to its present budget to carry on the 
program. The greatest needs are for personnel and for the leasing 
of fraternity houses. The College will need to add little in the 
way of additional personnel but will need to provide for vacation 
overtime services of staff members since the program will run 
through the summer months, .also, the College will need to lease 
or extend leases on the following five fraternity houses. 






Aviation 

Reserve 

Program 

for 
17-year olds 



1224 



COMMITTEE 



Fraternities 
leases 



Repairs & 

Renewals 






MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

Lambda Chi Alpha 
Alpha Gamma Rho 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
A. T. G. 
Q. T. V. 

The Trustees considered the proposed budget for the Army 

Program and after questions and discussion, it was 

VOTED : To approve the budget as submitted by the 

Treasurer calling for an addition of $38,028 
to the college budget for the fiscal year be- 
ginning July 1, 1944- for the purpose of con- 
ducting the Army Aviation Reserve Program for 
approximately six months. 

The Committee also 

VOTED; To authorize the Treasurer to lease or renew 
leases on the following five fraternities so 
that the College may obtain or retain the use 
of them through January 1945* Lambda Chi 
Alpha, Alpha Gamma Rho, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 
A.T.G., Q.T.V. 

The Treasurer submitted a proposed program of repairs and 

renewals to be carried out during the year beginning July 1, 1944 • 

The proposed program totaled #43>b00 under three headings as 

follows: (l) General maintenance repairs $22,825 (2) Post Army 

building repairs $12,300 (3) Repurchase of Army used equipment 

$8,500. After discussion, it was 

VOTED : To approve the repairs and renewal program 
as submitted by the Treasurer with the 
following stipulations: 

1. That the Treasurer ask for funds to re- 
convert Butterfield Dormitory to oil 
burning . 

2. That resurfacing and repairs of certain 
roads and walks be removed from the 
general maintenance program and included 

in the post-army building program, and that 
the roads and walks program be enlarged in 
view of the fact that road surfacing material 
has now become available. 



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There was discussion of the fact that the State has re- 
ceived $70,000 from the Array for the use of college-owned buildings, 
It was pointed out that private colleges receiving array funds for 
the use of buildings {J+% on capital investment) are ear-marking 
these funds for building repairs and renewals. It is not possible 
to do this at Massachusetts State College since all funds must be 
turned into the State Treasury. However, the Trustees felt that 
every effort should be made to keep the State Administration re- 
minded of this $70,000 and of the need for this money being used to 
put college buildings into first class condition. 

President Baker recalled vote of the Executive Committee 
of the Board on April 30, 1943 authorizing the President and the 
Director of Extension to enter into agreement with the War Food Ad- 
ministrator so that the Extension Service could accept and expend 
money allotted to it under terms of H.J. Resolution 96. This resolu- 
tion provided funds for the Emergency Farm Labor Program to supply 
workers for the production and harvesting of agricultural commoditiejs 
essential to the prosecution of the war. 

The President reported that on May 27, 1944> the President 
and Director of Extension had signed a renewal of this same agree- 
ment with the War Food Administrator so that the program could be 
carried through December 31 > 1944, and it was 

VOTED : To approve signing by the President and the 

Director of the Extension Service of agreement 
with the War Food Administrator so that the 
Extension Service could accept and expend 
money pursuant to Section 3 of the Farm Labor 
Supply Appropriation Act of 1944 • 

The meeting was adjourned at 3 o'clock. 



-Secretary 



1225 



War Food 
Administrator 





12 



40 



COMMITTEE 



Extension 
Service 3udget 



Experiment 
Station Budget 



Control 
Service Budget 



: 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



Minutes of Meeting of Joint Trustee Committees on 
Extension Service and Experiment Station 

August 30, 1944> Us 00 a.m., Parker House, Boston 



PRESENT: 



Chairman McNamara presiding 

Trustees: McNamara, Hubbard, Webster, 
Whitmore, Brett, Brown, Malcolm, Saltonstall, 
President Baker, Treasurer Hawley, 
Secretary Burke 



It was 



VOTED: To dispense with the reading of the call and 
with minutes of the last previous meetings 
of the committees. 

The Committee first considered the 1946-47 budget for 

the Extension Service and approved separately the new positions, 

the reclassifications, and the items for travel end supplies and 

equipment. It was then 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees approve the 
Extension Service budget for 1946-47 as 
recommended by the College Administration. 

The Committee next considered the Experiment Station 
budget and separately approved the new positions, the reclassifica- 
tions, and the items travel and supplies. After discussion, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees approve the 
Experiment Station budget for .1946-47 as 
recommended by the College Administration. 

After consideration of the items making up the budget 

of the Control Service, the Committee 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees approve the 
Control Service budget for 1946-47 as 
recommended by the College Administration. 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:30 p.m. 




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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Committee on 
Faculty a nd Program of Study 

August 30, 1944> 1:30 p.m., Parker House, Boston 

Chairman Malcolm presiding 

PRESENT: Trustees: Malcolm, Bartlett, Mrs. McNamara, 
Mrs. Canavan, Hubbard, Webster, Yi'hitmore, 
Brett, Brown, Carmichael, President Baker, 
Treasurer Hawley, Secretary Burke, Saltonstall 

President Baker announced that Raymond T. Parkhurst, Head 
of the Department of Poultry Husbandry, had submitted his resigna- 
tion effective September 7, 1944* He said that Professor Rice, Head 
of the Division of Agriculture, had been given the assignment of 
locating a new head for the Department. In seeking candidates, 
Professor Rice consulted with the members of the Poultry Department 
and has now recommended appointment of Fred P. Jeffrey who is 
Associate Professor of Poultry Husbandry at the Hew Jersey Agri- 
cultural Experiment Station. On the recommendation of the President; 
it was 

VOTE D: To recommend the appointment of Fred P. Jeffrey 
to Head of the Department of Poultry Husbandry, 
effective September 8, 1944- at beginning salary 
of $3780 basic. 

President Baker recalled recent action of the Board which 

changed the name of the Department of Horticultural Manufactures to 

Department of Food Technology. He recommended that the Trustees now 

authorize the Department to offer the degree of Doctor of Philosophy 

in Food Technology. This degree has been granted in past years but 

the candidates have been recommended by a committee of the graduate 

school rather than by the department itself. On the recommendation 

of the President, it was 

VOTED; To recommend that the Trustees authorize the 

Department of Food Technology to offer the de- 
gree Doctor of Philosophy in Food Technology. 



Poultry 

Husbandry - new 
Head of Depart- 
ment 



Food 
Technology 



rtcjo 



COMMITTEE 



Engineering 
Reorganization 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

President Baker said that the College should be prepared 

to offer short course programs in Engineering to veterans. There 

is a growing and insistent demand for instruction in this field, 

and the American Federation of Labor in particular has requested 

that the College expand its program for Engineering students. 

After discussion, it was 

VOTED; To recommend that the Trustees authorize the 

College Administration to establish a two-year 
Engineering program for veterans for a period 
not to exceed four years from September 1, 1944 
and on condition that the Legislature grants 
the new positions in Engineering requested in 
the 1946-47 budget. 

The Committee then considered the instruction budget for 
1946-47. The Committee approved separately the new positions, the 
reclassifications, and the items for travel and supplies and equip- 
ment. It was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Trustees approve the 
instruction budget for 1946-47 as submitted 
by the College Administration. 

The Committee next considered in detail the short course 

budget and after separate action on each main budget item the 

Committee 

VOTE D: To recommend that the Trustees approve the 

short course budget for 1946-47 as submitted 
by the College Administration. 



The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m. 




Secretary 



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Minutes of Meeting of Joint Trustee Committees on 
Buildings and Grounds and Finance 

August 30, 1944? 2:30 p.m., Parker House, Boston 

Trustee Bartlett presiding 

PRESENT : Trustees: Bartlett, Mrs. Canavan, Hubbard, 
Whitmore, Brett, Malcolm, Garmichael, Presi- 
dent Baker, Treasurer Hawley, Secretary Burke, 
Saltonstall 

Trustee Brett said that the Associate Alumni have been 
considering a second self -liquidating dormitory project at the 
College and are now about ready to submit a proposal to the legis- 
lature provided the Trustees are in favor of the project. After 
discussion, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Trustees approve a pro- 
posal by the Associate Alumni that the Alumni 
undertake a second self -liquidating dormitory 
project at the College. 

Treasurer Havfley reported that negotiations are proceeding 
with the First Service Command toward writing of a contract for the 
training of the 17-year old aviation cadets who have been at the 
College since July 5, 1944 • The Treasurer reported that the con- 
tract was as favorable to the College as the preceding contract 
with the Army Air Forces and that a similar contract form would be 
used. It was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Trustees authorize the 

Treasurer to proceed with contract negotiations 
with the First Service Command for the 17-year old 
aviation cadet program, contract finally to be 
signed by a majority of the Board. 

The Treasurer said that the aviation students are in need 

of a caretaker for certain student monies ana, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Treasurer be authorized 

to establish and administer an aviation student 
fund for the A.S.T.R. trainees as a revolving 
trust fund. 



Dormitories 



Seventeen- 
Year Olds 



Aviation Studeni 
Fund 



1230 



COMMITTEE 

Colonial Beacon 
Oil Company 



Endowment 
Funds 



Tuition 



Special 
Appropriations 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

Treasurer Hawley raised question as to granting of right 
of way across the Walt ham Field Station property to the Colonial 
Beacon Oil Company. Chairman Bartlett said the Finance Committee 
had already made recommendation to the Full Board in this matter 
and that this action should be brought before the Full Board on 
August 31 • 

The Treasurer reported that there was about #4>000 in un- 
invested endowment fund monies and that several bonds amounting to 
about $10,000 would be called soon. He referred to letter pre- 
viously sent to members of the committee recommending investment of 
these funds in U. S. Savings Bonds, Series G. After consideration, 
it was 

VOTED 1 To recommend that endovraient funds now uninvested 
or shortly to be available for investment 
totaling approximately $14,800 be invested in 
U. S. Savings Bonds, Series G. 

The Treasurer said that under present regulations, stu- 
dents are eligible for the payment of the lower instate tuition 
rate on certification from the town clerk in the area in which they 
reside that they are residents of the Commonwealth. He said that 
the regulation has been subject to various kinds of interpretations 
and is proving unsatisfactory. After discussion, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the present resident re- 
quirements for instate tuition be modified 
to a domicile requirement, the exact wording 
of the regulation to be worked out by the 
Treasurer and the Chairman of the Finance 
Committee . 

The Committee then considered the special appropriation 
section of the 194-6-47 budget. It was felt that the list was per- 
haps too lengthy to be recommended for a two year period. It was 



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VOTED: To consolidate the budget requests for special 

appropriations into one list of twelve items for 
194^-47, the twelve to be selected by President 
Baker and his associates for consideration by 
the Full Board. 

It was further 

VOTED. ; That the Engineering Building should be number 
three on the list and the Armory item should be 
eliminated from present consideration until more 
could be learned as to the part the Federal 
Government ?>rould play. 

The total budget for 1946-47 was then considered. It was 

pointed out by the Chairman that each Trustee has had about one 

week for consideration of the recommendations prior to this meeting 

and that in previous committee meetings detailed consideration has 

been given to the main sections. He asked if there were any 

questions or comments and after discussion, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees approve the 194&-47 
budget as modified by the preceding section on the 
special appropriations item.. 

Chairman Bartlett recalled that President Baker had been 

serving as President of the College for almost twelve years and 

that he has had no raise in salary since his first appointment. 

His present salary is $7,500 and house and for income tax purposes 

the house is valued at |1,500 so that the President is required to 

pay taxes on an income of $9,000. It was 

VOTE D: To recommend that the basic salary of the Presi- 
dent of the College be raised to $12,000 effective 
July 1, 1945. 

The Committee then reviewed the long service and in- 
creasing responsibilities of Treasurer Hawley and the fact that his 
salary is now limited to a maximum of $4,500 basic. It was 



Post War 
Building 
Program 



Baker, Dr. 
Hugh P. 



Hawley, R. D, 



1232 



COMMITTEE 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



VOTED : To recommend that the basic salary of the 
T r easurer of the College be raised to 
$5,000 effective July 1, 1945 and that the 
maximum for the position be raised to 
$6,000 basic. 

The meeting was adjourned at 3? 45 p.m. 




Secretary 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



Amherst, Mass. 



October 10, 1944 



Board of Trustees 
Massachusetts State College 



The following mail ballot is hereby made a part of the 



official records of the Board: 



September 21, 1944 



Board of Trustees . 
Massachusetts State College 



At an informal meeting of the Trustees in Boston on 
September IS at which six members of the Board were present, there 
was discussion of the proposa.1 to purchase from the Federal Govern- 
ment certain equipment located at the College which was purchased 
by the Government for use in connection with the Army Program. 
This equipment cost originally approximately .$9000 and it is 
offered to us for the price of $4422.98. It is in good condition 
and offers a good opportunity to the College for the acquisition 
of such valuable equipment as the new refrigerator condenser at 
the Boarding Hall which cost $3900 installed, a new electric oven 
at the Boarding Hall which cost $943 and miscellaneous furniture 
and laboratory equipment. 



m (b)-U-43. 13051 



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The Trustees present at the meeting approved the pur- 
chase, and in order that we may have formal Trustee action in the 
matter a vote by mail poll on the enclosed form is requested. 



RDH/DM 



Very truly yours, 
/s/ Robert D. Hawley 



To Treasurer: 

In accordance with explanation In your letter of 
September 21, I hereby approve the purchase of Government owned 
equipment at price of $4422.98 and authorize the execution of an 
agreement for that purpose. 

September 22, 1944- - Leonard Carmichael 



September 23 , 1944 - 



Nathaniel I . Bowditch 
Alden G. Brett 
John W. Haigis 
Clifford C. Hubbard 
David J. Malcolm 
Philip F. Whitmore 



September 24, 1944 - Harry Dunlap Brown 



September 25, 1944 - 



Joseph W. Bartlett 
Frank L. Boyden 
Julius E. Warren 
Louis A. Webster 



September 26, 1944 - Richard Salt ons tall 
October 2, 1944 - Catherine Canavan 




Secretary 



■3 OQQ 

00 



1234 



COMMITTEE 



Land 



College Herd 
breeds 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



Joint Meeting of Executive and Finance Committees of 

Board of Trustees 

November 9> 1944> 12:30 P.M., Parker House, Boston, Mass. 

PRESENT: Trustees Bo?«iitch, Bartlett, rJhitmore, 
Saltonstall, Brett, Malcolm, President 
Baker and Mr. Hawley 

The Executive Committee - Dr. Bowditch, Chairman 

President Baker explained to the Committee the offer re- 
ceived from Mrs. Fred S. Morton of Worcester of a large tract of 
land in the town of Paxton. Mrs. Morton wishes to give this land 
to the College to be operated as an experimental and demonstration 
farm and for the training of young people in agriculture. The Presi- 
dent pointed out that the distance from the College would make the 
operation of such a project expensive and impracticable and, as a 
result of the consideration of the Committee, it was 

VOTED : To authorize the President to reply to 
Mrs. Morton that the Trustees must de- 
cline her generous offer, although with 
appreciation of her interest and generosity. 

The President presented a recommendation from Professor 



Rice, h sa d f the Division of Agriculture and the Department of 

Animal Husbandry, that the Aberdeen- Angus breed be substituted for 

the present Hereford breed of beef animals on the College Farm. 

Professor Rice explained the reason for this move as the difficulty 

of securing satisfactory Hereford sires and the increasing interest 

in the Aberdeen-Angus breed in this section. The change will be 

made gradually and with little expense. It was 

VOTED: To authorise the change from Hereford to 

Aberdeen-Angus cattle on the College Farm. 



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President Baker recommended that certain s.reas on the east 
side of the Campus be set aside for development as a Yfaugh Arboretun 
and that their development be under the supervision of the Depart- 
ment of Landscape Architecture. It was 

VOTE D: To authorize the establishment of the Waugh 
Arboretum as recommended by the President. 

The return of Veterans to the College Campus for course 

work, which has already begun, seems to justify the establishment 

of a special Veterans Bureau and the President recommended that the 

Trustees authorise such a Bureau for a period of five years with 

the under st anding that it would be manned by members of the Faculty. 

It was 

VOTED: To authorize the establishment of a Veterans 
Bureau at the College as recommended by the 
President. 

The Faculty Committee on Course of Study has proposed 

several new courses as described in the memorandum attached to these 

minutes, and the President recommended that these be approved for 

inclusion in the new catalogue soon to be published. The President 

explained that approval of these was being handled in this manner 



because of the short time available before publication of the new 
catalogue. He had previously sent to each member of the Trustee 
Committee on Faculty and Program of Study a description of the 
various courses and had received word of approval from three 
members of that Committee. There was a discussion concerning 
several of the courses proposed, following which it was 
VOTED : To approve the courses as recommended. 



jOi — 



Y?augh 
Arbbretn 



Veterans 

Rehabilitation 

Bureau 



New 

Courses 



123b' 



Salaries - 
post war 
increases 



COMMITTEE 



2ng: 
leo: 



Budget 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



President Baiter discussed with the Committee the problem 
of post-war faculty salaries which, he believes, will require 
attention of the Board of Trustees. He pointed out that the 
prospect is for large increase of student enrollment in the post- 
war period and a marked lack of qualified college teachers. The 
competition for the men available will doubtless lead to some in- 
crease in salary levels. This College is restricted by a state- 
wide classification system and a relatively low rate so that he 
fears we may be unable to hold better teachers or fill vacancies 
Yvith well-qualified men. There was discussion of this question but 
no action was taken. 

The meeting adjourned at 1 : 45 P.^. 



Finance Committee - Trustee Bartlett, Chairman 
President 3aker explained to the Committee that since the 
action of the Board of Trustees on the college budget on August 
31st, there had been some requests for changes in amounts as approved 
by the Trustees at that time. The Massachusetts Federation of 
Poultry Associations at a meeting held on the College Campus had 
voted to recommend to the Trustees certain additions in the college 
budget to be requested in the State's Supplementary Budget. 
Similar requests have been received from the cranberry growers and 
the Extension Service. The President reported these recommendations 
to the Committee and it was the opinion of the Committee that 
action on these requests should be postponed for further considera- 
tion at the annual meeting of the Board in January, 1945* 



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The Treasurer presented an outline of certain changes in 
the budget to make minor adjustments, the net result of which is a 
reduction in the Trustee budget for Maintenance of $8,190.00 in 
1946 and |6,590.00 in 1947 — tabulation of these adjustments is 
attached to these minutes. Similarly, certain changes were 
recommended in the budget for Special Appropriation to meet situa- 
tions which have developed since the Meeting of the Trustees. These 
include the addition of an item for the construction of a Gas House 
to replace the house which stands on the site proposed for the $ew 
Power Plant, to provide funds for completing the job of Repairing 
and Repointing the Exterior Walls of South College for which funds 
appropriated for 1945 are not adequate and to increase the amounts 
of Special Appropriation requests for projects in the program of the 
Emergency Public Works Commission so that these will agree with the 
estimates of the Commission. The net result of these changes in 
Special Appropriation items is to increase the 194& request by the 
amount of $227,500. 

Following consideration of these recommendations of the 

Treasurer, it was 

VOTED : To approve changes in the budget for 1946 
and 1947 as recommended. 

The Treasurer presented a report upon the investment of 

Endowment Funds, indicating that four bonds have been called since 

July, 1944? total proceeds of which amount to $14, 848 • 57. ^ n 

accordance with previous authorization of the Committee, U. S. 

Government Bonds, Series G, have been purchased in the amount of 

$14,800. Call is pending on several other bonds and the reinvest- 



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ment of these funds should have the attention of the Committee. 
The Chairman asked the Treasurer to send to each member of the 
Committee a statement on Bonds to be Called, together with 
recommendation as to reinvestment, for action by mail on this 



matter . 



The Treasurer explained the progress being made on the 



termination negotiations for the first Army Air Corps Contract for 
which the program closed May 18, 1944- Government Auditors have 
now com|3leted the audit of college accounts and the Army Contract 
Officer has visited the College for conference with the Treasurer 
and representative of the State Comptroller's Office on final ter- 
mination agreement. The audit report indicates that payments made 
under the Contract totaling $776,4-80.51 exceed actual cost by 
approximately $30,000.00 and that a refund of this amount will, 
therefore, be required. Final adjustments have yet to be made and 
when this is accomplished and a mutual agreement reached between 
Army Contract Officers and the College Administration, the matter 
will be presented to the Trustees for their action on contract 
termination. 

President Baker informed the Committee of the meeting of 
the Association of Governing Boards of State Colleges and Univer- 
sities to be held at Iowa City on November L4-16, 1944* In recent 
years, Trustee Whitmore has represented the Board of Trustees at 
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VOTED: To appoint Trustee Whitmore, representative 
of the Board of Trustees, at the forthcoming 
meetings of the Governing Boards of State 
Colleges and Universities with expenses to 
be paid from college funds. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:30 P.M. 




etary Pro Ten 



The following new courses have the approval of the Course 
of Study Committee. We therefore recommend that they be presented 
to the Trustee Committee on Faculty and Course of Study for their 
approval . 

English 58. (II) American Poetry. - For juniors and seniors. 
A study of American poetry as a movement away from its European 
origins to an American quality, the movement being traced through 
the work of Freneau, Bryant, Poe, Longfellow, J. R. Lowell, Miitman, 
and Emily Dickinson. Given in alternate years. 
3 class hours. Credit, 3» 

Professor Prince. 

Spanish 71. (I) 72. (II) A study of Spanish poetry and 
drama, supplemented by collateral reading, reports, and written and 
oral composition. Prerequisite Spanish 52 or its equivalent. 
3 class hours. Credit, 3. 

Associate Professor Fraker. 

History 91 • (I) Historical Bibliography. - For juniors or 
seniors approved by department. The student will be expected to 
know the principal secondary works and some of the more important 
source collections in various fields of History. Training in the 
assembling of a bibliography on special topics. By arrangement 
with the Department. Credit, 1. 

History 92. (II) Seminar in History. - Principles of histori- 
cal criticism and research. Papers on assigned topics. By 
arrangement with the Department. Credit, 1. 

87. (II) Individual Intelligence Testing. - For juniors and 
seniors. Alternates with Psychology 86 (1945-46). A study and 
evaluation of individual intelligence tests. The specialized 
abilities needed in the use of the most important tests of this 
type are developed in the laboratory. These abilities are required 
of trained psychometrists. 

1 class hour; 2 2-hour laboratory periods by arrangement. 
10:00-10:50 Tu. Credit, 3- 

Prerequisite, Psychology 26 Professor Neet. 



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Modeling I. A course in elementary modeling, the development 
of sculptural technique and the correlation of seeing, analyzing 
and reproducing form in clay and modeling wax. 
6 Laboratory hours. Credit, 3« 

Assistant Professor Robertson. 

Modeling II. A continuation of Modeling I in advanced design 
and the making of plaster casts from certain original problems in 
small sculpture, such as plaques, masks and medals or other such 
pieces. 

6 hours of laboratory Credit, 3. 

Prerequisite, Modeling I. Assistant Professor Robertson. 

73* (I) Wildlife Management. - For juniors and seniors. 
Life histories, ecology, and management of injurious rodents and 
the larger predaceous birds. Designed for students of zoology 
and wildlife management who expect to seek employment with the 
Federal Fish and Wildlife Service. An individual problem is 
assigned for study. 
1 class hour-; 22 hour laboratory periods. Credit, 3. 

66. (II ) Industrial Mycology. - For juniors and seniors. 
Identification of the common yeasts and molds used in the manu- 
facture of industrial products. Study and laboratory exercises 
in the processes involved. 

1 class hour; 2 2-hour laboratory periods. 

Prerequisite, Botany 1. Credit, 3. 

67. (I) 63. (II) Introductory Plant Physiology. - For 
juniors; seniors may elect. Lectures, text and laboratory ex- 
perimentation are employed in study of the vital activities of 
living plants, including (a) chemical changes in the building up, 
transfer and breaking down of plant substances, (b) changes in- 
volved in growth, development and reproduction, with influencing 
factors, (c) changes in response to external stimuli. This is a 
basic course for all students planning for advanced work in botany, 
for students specializing in agriculture and horticulture, and for 
biologically minded student s in other fields. Plant Physiology 
and Laboratory Plant Physiology by Meyer and Anderson are required 
as textbook and laboratory manual and the course follows closely 
the work laid out in these books. 

1 class hour; 2 2-hour laboratory periods. Credit, 3» 

Associate Professor Clark 
Prerequisites, Botany 25 j Chemistry 25 • 

Home Economics: Healt h C are of the Family ; - For juniors and 
seniors. A brief survey of related community resources and im- 
portant factors that make for healthful living in the individual 
family, with emphasis upon physiological and psychological factors 
that promote good health. Consideration will be given to 



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Health conditions in childhood, adolescence and 

adult life that affect family members. 
Signs of illness. 
Ways of caring for a patient in mild and chronic 

illness and convalescence. 
Improvising equipment for home use. 
Demonstrations of ordinary nursing techniques 

under home conditions. 
Care of emergencies until the doctor comes. 
Care of a patient in case members of the family 

work under the supervision of a visiting nurse. 

Credit, 3« 

The approval of this course is subject to the following pro- 
visos: (l) that it be regarded as a temporary course prompted by 
the present emergency; (2) that its title be revised to read "Home 
Nursing" j (3) that certain science courses be listed as pre- 
requisites; (4-) that the write-up be condensed and cast into cus- 
tomary form for the College Catalogue; (5) that adequate manpower 
is available or may be made availabl e,. 

27. (I) Analytical Geometry. - This course is designed for 
those who have had Mathematics 1 and 2 or their equivalents and 
who wish to prepare for later work in the calculus. It is not 
open to those who have received credit in Mathematics 3 and 4» 
3 class hours. Credit, 3. 

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RECOMMENDATIONS TO TRUSTEES FOR CHANGES IN 



STATE BUDGET FOR 194-6-1947 



1! General Maintenance 



1946 
Additions Deductions 



1947 

Additions Deductions 



1. Correction in cost of 
new positions because of 
partial year first year 

and other minor adjustments: 
Instruction 
Short Courses 
Operation of Plant 

2. To add two janitor posi- 
tions to 

Operation of Plant 2,280. 

3. Transfer of certain 
maintenance items from 
"Repairs" to "Ord. Maint." 

Repairs and Renewals 
Ordinary Maintenance 4,000. 

4. Addition of Road Repair 
Item 2,000. 

This item was listed in 
budget but through error 
the amount was omitted 
from total 

5. To transfer gas system 
reconstruction to Special 
Appropriation item 

6. To replace electric wir- 
ing and inadequate lighting 

in Campus Bldgs. 4,000. 



13,880. 

370. 

2,220. 



9,770, 
2,340, 



2,520. 



4,000. 



4,000. 
1,500. 



4,000, 



2,500. 



4,000, 



Totals 12,280. 20,470. 

Summary 

Total Maintenance approved by Trustees 
Less net deduction above 
Revised Maint ennce Budget 



12,020, 
19A6 



18,610. 
1947 



1,480,754. 
8,190. 



1,510,715. 
6,590. 



1,472,564- 1,504,125 



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1. 



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Additions 

7,500.00 



2. 



3. 



4. 



Construction of Gas House & Equipment 
Present House stands on site of proposed 
new power plant and must be relocated 
before that is built. 
Repair, repointing and sandblasting west 
and north walls of South College, to 
finish work done in 194-4- 
To change item for Power Plant Recon- 
struction in accordance with recommenda- 
tion of Emergency Public Works Commission 
To change item for Heating, Plumbing and 
Electrical Repairs to Steam Returns and 
Electrical Distribution in accordance 
with recommends/tion of SPiTC 
To change item for Home Economics Build- 
ing in accordance with recommendation of 
EPWC 

Summary Total 

Budget approved by Trustees for Capital Items 3. 
Add items listed above 

Revised Budget 3,412,500.00 



5,000.00 



4-1,000.00 



155,000.00 



19,000.00 
'77,500.00 
,135,000.00 

227,500.00 



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December I, 1944 



Board of Trustees 
Massachusetts State College 



The following letter of November 22, 1944 from Treasurer 
Hawley to the Board of Trustees and the resultant mail ballot are 
made a part of the official records of the Board. 



November 22, 1944 



To: Board of Trustees 



Gentlemen: 



Several sections of the electric-distribution lines on the 
College Campus have been in poor condition for some time and in 
August, I called this situation to the attention of the Engineer 
of the Commission on Administration and Finance with the recommends 
tion that steps should be taken this year to get these lines re- 
paired. The September hurricane caused substantial additional 
damage, blowing down several sections of line, for which we have 
been able to make only temporary repairs. 

Following inspection by State House Engineers and conference 
with the Budget Commissioner, this repair project was advertised 
for bids which were opened on November 13 . An allotment of 
emergency funds has been made by the Governor and Council to cover 
a contract to the low" bidder, iV enworthy and Taylor, Inc., of 
Everett, Massachusetts, in the amount of #6,847.00. 



The purpo 
by the Board o 
available and 
tract with the 
Massachusetts, 
ing to specifi 
on Administrat 
standard form 



se of this letter is to recommend official approval 
f Trustees of this project for which funds are now 
their authorization of the Treasurer to sign a con- 
low bidder, Kenworthy and Taylor, Inc., of Everett, 
in the amount of $6,847.00, covering the work accord 
cations which have been approved by the Commission 
ion and Finance. The contract will be on our 
for construction. 



This is really an emergency situation and, therefore, I am 
taking the liberty of requesting Trustee action by mail. Your 
authorization on the enclosed ballot form will be appreciated. 



RDH/GH 



Ballot for Award of Gontract 



Very truly yours, 

/s/ Robert 0. n awley 
Treasurer 



In accordance with the recommendation ox the Treasurer in his 
letter to Trustees dated Novemb r 22, 1944? 1 hereby record my 



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decision with reference to the award of contract to iienworthy and 
Taylor, Inc., of Everett, Massachusetts, for the renewal of certain 
poles, crossarms and cables and certain work on the tree lines of 
the lighting system located on the College Campus; contract price, 
|6,847,00. 

Avtfard of contract approved and Treasurer authorized to sign 
contract. 



November 23, 1944 - Philip F. Whitmore 



November 24, 1944 - 



Nathaniel I. Bowditch 
Alden C. Brett 
Harry Dunlap Brown 
Julius E. Warren 
Joseph iff. Bartlett 
David J. Malcolm 
Katherine Canavan 
John W. Haigis 
Richard Salt ons tall 
Louis A. Webster 
Clifford C. Hubbard 
Elizabeth L. McNamara 



November 2$, 1944 - Leonard Carmichael 
November 29, 1944 - Frank L. Boyden 

Entered In the records of the Board, November 30, 1944* 




Secretary 



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Contract 



Food Technology 

position of 
Technical Asst. 



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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Committee on Finance 

December 5? 1944 > 12:30 P.M., Parker House, Boston 

j?R5SEiir; Trustees: Bartlett, R. Saltonstall, 
Brett, Treasurer Hawley, Secretary 
Burke 

Treasurer Hawley said that negotiations have been com- 
pleted with the Army Contract Office concerning the terms for final 
settlement on Army Contract #W2620aC-97. He recalled that the con- 
tract was written on a cost basis and although the Army advanced 
funds to the College from time to time, the contract was subject to 
renegotiation to bring payments into line with actual costs as shown 
by the College. Final settlement shows that the Army has overpaid 
the College in the amount of $32,487.32. Mr. Hawley said that the 
Comptroller's Bureau of the Commonwealth has been represented at 
negotiation conferences and has been kept informed of all proceeding 



After discussion of the terms of contract termination, 



it was 



VOTED: To approve the terms of final settlement of 
Army Contract #W2620AC-97 and to recommend 
that the Board of Trustees of Massachusetts 
State College execute an amended contract 
covering adjustment of -|>32,487.32 and also 
to execute release form covering liability 
on the part of the Army for so-called 
"activation" costs. 

Treasurer Hawley said that at the time when the administr.' 

tive officers presented budget recommendations to the Board of 

Trustees for the biennium beginning July 1, 1945* one item was 

omitted which should have been presented; namely, reclassification 

of one position of Fruit and Vegetable Canner to Technical 

Assistant in the Department of Food Technology. 



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This position has been reclassified for approximately a 
year on a temporary basis and with the approval of the Director of 
Personnel. However, before the position can be reclassified per- 
manently, it must be made a part of the college budget and approved 



by 



the Legislature. Since the position is now carried on a 



temporary basis, no increased costs are involved. It was 

VOTED ; To approve the addition to the budget for the 
period beginning July 1, 1945 of one position 
of Technical Assistant in the Department of 
Food Technology, with the understanding that 
this will abolish one position of Fruit and 
Vegetable Canner. 

The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 P.M. 




Secretary 



December 13, 1944 



Board of Trustees 
Massachusetts State College 



The following letter of December 9 from Treasurer Hawley 

to members of the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees and 

the resultant mail ballot are hereby made part of the official 

records of the Board. 

December 9, 1944 

Finance Committee of 
Board of Trustees 

Gentlemen: 

At a meeting of the Finance Committee on. November 9? I 
called attention to the prospective call of several bonds in which 
Endowment Funds are invested and there was some discussion of the 
reinvestment of these funds. In conclusion, the Chairman instructed. 



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me to send by mail to each member of the Committee a st .at con- 
cerning this situation with a request for a vote by mail. 

Of the following list, the Oregon and Washington Railroad 
and Navigation Company 4's of '61 have already been called and the 
proceeds are nov; available for reinvestment. The other three 
bonds are likely to be called in the near future. It is suggested, 
however, that action at this time concerns only the funds invested 
in Oregon and Washington Railroad and Virginia Railway: 



Bonds to be called: 



Oregon & Wash. R.R. » Nav. 



Co. , 4-' s 



'61 



Virginia R.R., 3 3/4' s '66 
New Eng. Power Ass., 5^ s '54 
Wabash R.R., 4's '71 

Totals 



Cost 

4,283.52 

2,185.51 
4,900.00 

5,148.37 



Call 

4,244.90 
2,120.00 
5,075.00 

5,087.50 



Gain or Loss 

-43.62 

-65.51 
175.00 
-60.87 



$16,522.40 |16,527.40 



5.00 



Since investment of these funds is restricted to mortgage 
bonds of which all of quality carry high premiums, it seems to me 
that our best procedure for the present is to invest such funds as 
become available in Government Bonds. Therefore, it is my 
recommendation that the amount now available or soon to be avail- 
able for reinvestment totaling approximately |6,300 be invested in 
Government War Bonds, Series G. 

Will you please indicate your decision in this matter en 
the enclosed ballot form and return in the stamped envelope also 
enclosed. 

Very truly yours, 

/s/ Robert D. Hawley 
Treasurer 

Mail Ballot 

I hereby approve the investment of endowment funds avail- 
able in the amount of approximately $6,300.00 in bonds as follows: 

United States War Bonds, Series G. 
or 
(If you wish to recommend other bonds for 
purchase please list below) 



Alden C. Brett 
Joseph W. Bartlett 
Nathaniel I . Bowdit ch 



Philip F. Whitmore 
John W. H«igis 
Richard Saltonstall 




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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Committee on Agriculture & Horticulture 
January 16, 19-45* 11:00 A.M., Parker Bouse, Boston 

Trustee Saltonstall presiding 

PRESENT : Trustees Saltonstall, Brown, Mrs. Leach, 
President Baker, Prof rr Rice, director 
Sievers, Secretary Burke 

The following four representatives of the Massachusetts 
Federation of Poultry Associations appeared at the meeting to speak 
for items as stated below: Julius Kroeck, «J r ohn B. Randall, James- J. 
Warren, and Donald Crooks. They requested that the Trustees include 
an item of -$15,000 in the supplementary budget for improvement of re- 
search facilities at the Tillson Experimental Poultry Farm and an 
item of |25j000 beyond present budget askings for enlargement of 
Paige Laboratory where facilities are inadequate to carry on the 
present volume of poultry disease activities. They stated that the 
poultry industry has been increasing steadily in importance in this 
State, that the research staff at the College is doing an out stand- 



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ing job with the materials available, but that more facilit: 
needed for those men to work with, ^hey praised particularly the 
research ^ork in genetics headed by Dr. Hays and emphasised that they 
wished to supx^ort the poultry item£ already in the collage budget as 
well as to urge these two new items. They indicated that if the 
Trustees approve these items, the poultrymen will then back them up 
before the Legislature. 

Director Sievers spoke of the natural handicaps of the 
Massachusetts area for poultry production and said that the only 
chance for Massachusetts poultrymen to meet out-of-state competition 
is through efficiencv. 



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Service 



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control of 



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In answer to specific question as to how the increased 
facilities at the Tillson Farm could help Dr. Hays 1 research, the 
poult rymen said that because of the small amount of equipment, 
Dr. tiays must confine his research to a few hundred birds; that by 
being able to use a larger number of birds, he could arrive at re- 
sults more quickly. After the poultrymen had retired from the 
room, the Committee 

VOTED : To recommend that the Finance Committee approve 

inclusion of an item of #15,000 in a supplementary 
budget for additional facilities for poultry re- 
search at the Tillson Experimental Farm. 

Professor Rice reported on operations of the College 
Farm during the past year. He pointed out that the Farm is run 
primarily as a. laboratory; that it provides seed stock for breeders, 
meat for the meat courses, and animals to state farms. As of 
October 1, 1944, livestock numbers were as follows: percheron 
horses 23, sheep 101, swine 85, beef animals 44, dairy cattle 161 
plus 7 bulls. 

Professor Rice also discussed briefly a bill which is 
to be submitted to the • legislature by Representative Shepard call- 
ing for an appropriation of ^30,000 in the first year and $25,000 
annually thereafter for the operation of a laboratory on the 
college campus for the control of ma otitis. 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 P.M. 




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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Committee on Buildings and Grounds 
January 16, 1945 • 12:1$ P.M., Parker House, Boston 

Chairman Whitmore presiding 

PRESENT ; Trustees Whitmore, Brown, Saltonstail, 
Carmichael, Mrs. McNamara, Mrs. -^each, 
President Baker, Director Sievers, 
Treasurer Hawley, Secretary Burke 

President Baker reported that no further word- has been 
received from the Emergency Public Works Commission since the 
Commission approved post war construction of a Home Economics 
Building, a Heating Plant, and certain electrical and heat lines. 

He reported also that a bill has been filed in the Senate 
by Senator Mahar of Orange under which the Alumni Building Corpora- 
tion would be permitted to construct two more self -liquidating 
dormitories — one for men and one for women. 

President Baker described the activities of the Campus 
Planning Council and introduced Professor Rice who discussed with 
the committee the progress of studies made by the Council as to the 
future physical layout of the Campus. 

There was discussion of college policy regarding sale of 
land to sororities and fraternities for construction of chapter 
houses. The Committee instructed Professor Rice that the policy of 
the Board in the past has been to encours-ge fraternities and sorori- 
ties to build on Campus as a natural part of the college organiza- 
tion and that the Committee desired to reaffirm this "policy* 

President Baker reported that he had had inquiry from a 
religious organization as to whether the Colie rould permit con- 
struction with pi .\ te funds of a chapel on bhe Campus to be used 



by 



all faiths. This questi ti was discussed by the Committee i I 



o 



Dormitories 



Campus 

Planning 

Council 



Land - to 

rorities and 
fraternities 



Chapel - con- 
struction of 



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it was agreed that the t procedi ] aid be for the College 
Administration to check with the pastors of the local churches to 
learn their attitude in the matter. 

The meeting adjourned at 1:15 P.^. 




Secretary 



Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Committee on Faculty £ Program of Stud; s 
January 16? 19-45> 2:13 P.M. 3 Parker house? Boston 

Chairman Warren presiding 

PRESENT : Trustees Warren? Y\[hitmore, Saltonstall, 

Brown? Carmiehciei, Hubbard? Mrs. McNamara, 
Mrs. Leach? President Baker, Treasurer 
Hawley, Director Sievers? Professor Rice? 
Secretary Burke 

President Baker reported that 32 students will have com- 
pleted the requirements for the Bachelors degree on January 30, 194: 

On the recommendation of the Faculty of the College and of 

the President? it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees award 

the degree Bachelor of Science to the following 
candidates provided all degree requirements are 
completed satisfactorily at the end of the 
present semester on January 30, 1945 - it being- 
understood that the diplomas will be granted at 
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Irving Jacob ^-Iper 

riorie Ann Aubertin 
Milton Rutherford Barnes 
Ruth Marjorie Cole 
Christine Gately Harrigan 
David Nelson Holmes 
Kyman Hershman 
Esther Marie Kane, (1933) 
Gloria Maynard Kosciusko 
Norma Josephine Magidson 
Katherine Micka 
M. Jeannette Morgan 
John J. Natti 



Louise Alice 0' Conner 
John Howland Powell 
John Francis Powers, Jr 
Bradley Hickox Raymond 
Bertha Slot nick 
Paul Stahlberg 
Melvin William Stern 
Carol Haseltine White 
Joseph George Alfieri 
Cyril jJ ouis Applebaum 
Anne Rosamond Fay 
Charles John Rogers 
Pearl Wolozin 



On the recommendation of the Faculty of the College and of 

the President, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees award 
the degree Bachelor of Arts to the following 
candidates provided all degree requirements are 
completed satisfactorily at the end of the present 
semester on January 30, 1945 - it being understood 
that the diplomas will be granted at the Hay 
Commencement . 



Thelma Fay Cohen 
Virginia Eva LaPlante 
Barbara Charlotte Saver- 



Charles Frederic Fraker 
Arnold Ian Aaplinsky 
Beulah ^ay Kolb 



President Baker reported that the Directors of the 
Associate Alumni and the sx->ecial faculty committee on honorary de- 
grees have recommended four candidates for honorary degrees to be 
conferred at the May Commencement. He recalled that the policy of 
the College in the granting of honorary degrees has been one of con- 
servatism but that these candidates are so exceptionally qualified 
for this honor that he wished to endorse the recommendations of the 
Alumni and the Faculty. After discussion of the record of each indi- 
vidual, the Committee 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees award the 

honorary degree Master of Science to waiter L. Morse 
of the class of 1895? the honorary degree Master of 

■riculture to Evan F. Richardson of the class of 
1337, the honorary Doctor of Laws to albert D. Taylor 
of the class of 1905? and the honorary degree Doctor 
of Science to Richard L. ± .-, of the class of 1905. 






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President Baker described the activities of the Spe 
culty Committee on Post War Planning for th loll . said 
that this Committee has apj. : .nted several sub-committees inclu 

oae on the organization of the College. This sub-committee - 
been particularly active and after careful study is convinced that 
the time has come for the College to modify its form of organiza- 
tion. The Committee has recommended that certain of the present 
divisions of the College should become schools. This recommendation 
has been discussed in meetings of the Faculty, and the Faculty has 
voted in favor of this reorganization. The Administrative Officers 
of the College also favor the reorganization for four reasons; 
namely, (l) the College organization would be modernized and given 
a status comparable to that of other colleges and universities of 
the same character and size. (2) It would improve the morale of 
the personnel staff and students. (3) It would clarify in the 
minds of the people of the State and of prospective students the 



character of the work at the College and the ■_ rtunities in such 
work. (4) It would improve administrative and financial controls. 

There was lengthy discussion of the President's 
recommendation and of the full description of the proposal which 
had been mailed to each member of the committee in advance of the 
meeting. Question was raised as to whether the creation of separate 
schools would give the Dean of each school complete autonomy as to 
entrance requirements s.nd course of study. Question was also 
raised as to whether this move would tend to deliberalize the 
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President Baker explained that to a certain extent each 
proposed school would have greater autonomy than at present but 
that any change in entrance requirements or course of study would 
have to be approved by the President's Cabinet on which the Dean of 
each school would sit. He explained further that the college pro- 
gram would be divided into an upper division and a lower division. 
The lower division would be under the direction of the present Dean 
of the College and this division would have the direction of the 
students for the first two years of their four -year program. Be- 
ginning with the junior year, the students would go into the upper, 
division of the College and into one of the separate schools. No 
increased cost is involved in the recommended change. 

It was agreed that there v^ere still some organizational 

and administrative details to be worked out but that the proposed 

reorganization was sound and desirable. It was 

VOTED: To recommend t hat the Trustees authorize 
organization of the following schools 
effective September 1, 1945 > School of 

griculture, School of Horticulture, School 
of Science, School of Liberal Arts, and 
School of Home Economics, and that the 
Trustees further authorize creation of a 
Division of Engineering in place of the 
present Department of Engineering. 

It was further agreed that before September 1, the Ad- 
ministration would meet again with the Committee to discui b 
of t he reorganization. 

At the request of President Baker, Secretary Burke out- 
lined to the Committee the operation of the vacation and sick leave 
rules enacted by the Commission on Administration and Finance in 
April, 1943. The Secretary said that these rules have reduced the 



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Agriculture, 
Horticulture, 
Science, 
Liberal Arts, 
Home Economic; 

Schools of 

Division of 
Engineer In 



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Sick Leave 
Rules 






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length of vacation which the College can offer to professional 
and clerical employees other than teachers, that the rules require 
reduction in the length of vacations which certain staff members 
now enjoy, and that the enforcement of the new rules has proved 
exceptionally complicated. The rules raise the question as to 
how far it is wise to require complete accountability of time from 
employees of the College whose duties and services cannot be 
measured in uniform hours each day. 

President Baker said that while no action was called 
for at the present time by the Administration, he wished the 
Trustees to be informed in this matter. 

In discussion which followed, the suggestion was offered 
that a delegation of Trustees might call on the Commission to see 
whether some changes in the regulations might be made for the 



College. 



The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 P. 1 ' 



in 




^Secretary 



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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Committee on Finance 
January 16, 1945 > 3:30 P.M., Parker House, Boston 

Trustee Whitmore presiding 
in the absence of Chairman 

Bartlett 

PRESENT : Trustees Whitmore, Saltonstall, Brown, 
Mrs. McNamara, Mrs. Leach, President 
Baker, Treasurer h a wley, Director 
Sievers, Secretary Burke 

Russell Makepeace, President of ii . iJ . Makepeace Company, 
and Homer L. Gibbs, President of the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' 
Association appeared at the invitation of the Committee to present 
request for creation of a new position of Research Professor of 
Agronomy at the Cranberry Experimental Station in Wareham. These 
men recalled that cranberries are one of Massachusetts largest 
agricultural export crops and that Massachusetts for many years has 
been the leading state in the production of cranberries. In later 
years the industry has grown in other regions and the Massachusetts 
its feel the need for more scientific information on production 
so that they may continue to maintain their competitive position. 
Cranberries are such a unique crop that little is known relatively 
of their culture and particularly of their nutritional needs. It 
is known that bogs v;hich have been in production for 40 to 30 years 
produce less today than formerly but no one knows exactly what the 
crop has taken from the soil which needs replacement. 

Director Sievers reviewed the history of the Cranberry 
Experimental Station at Wareham and said that the interest of the 
College in cranberries began when growers faced problems of insect 
control. Some 35 years ago Dr. Franklin was sent to the Cape to 



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Station 






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New Position 



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investigf t i in sect problems end has remained and made cranberry 
invest bional work his life pro . H .over, he is not 
ined agronomist and cannot handle b • 



growers. 



The cranberry growers , sry highly of the work of 



Dr. Franklin. They pointed out that the Wareham Si tiks high 
in all agricultural experimental work in the nation and that 
Dr. Franklin is famous nationally for his work. After the men re- 
tired, the Committee 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees in- 
clude an item of $3960 in the supplementary 
budget for creation of a new permanent posi- 
tion of Research Professor of Agronomy at 
the Cranberry Station in Wareham. 

There was discussion of another item proposed for the 

supplementary budget; namely, an Extension Specialist in Dairy 

Husbandry, a Junior Clerk, and funds for maintenance and travel for 

this new position. This position was requested tij a group of 

county agricultural agents. After discussion, it was 

VOTED : To table this request until further study 

of the need for the position cv.n. be made by 
the College administration. 

Most members of the Finance Committee, having been present 

at meeting of the Committee on agriculture and Horticulture and 

having heard the presentation of needs of the poultry industry, 



it- was 



VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees in- 
clude an item of $15,000 in the supplementary 
budget for improving facilities for poultry 
research at the Tillson Experimental Farm in 
Amherst. 



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President Baker informed the Committee that the American 

Legion plans to continue the Boys' State program and in fact to 

lengthen the program to 9 days and to increase the number of boys to 

750. The Legion wishes to begin its sessions on June 25 • In order 

to finance this program, it will be necessary to request funds in thi 

supplementary budget. On the recommendation of the President, it m 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees to include an 
item of 5)6,700 in the supplementary budget 
for operation of the Boys' State program. 

President Baker said that a discrepancy had arisen as to 

cost of the proposed Headquarters and Office Building at the 

Waltham field Station. This building is one of the proposals in 

the post war building program of the College as submitted to the 

Emergency Public Works Commission. Detailed proposal was submitted 

to the Commission calling for construction of this building at cost 

of $100,000. However, when the College Administration submitted 

its budget to the Trustees last September, the amount indicated for 

this building was $75,000. The President requested permission to 

have this error corrected. After discussion, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees amend 

the budget for the period beginning July 1, 194-5 
to show headquarter- and Office Building at 
Waltham Field Station in the amount of $100,000. 

Treasurer H . s .. bl it in accordance ?ri.th formal 

cement, the Springf ield and Trust C ny has 1 

quested Trustee confirmation of t - ctions of the past calendar 

year as recorded in detail with its letter of January 3> 1945 

attached. Each transaction has been covered by action of the 

Finance Committee. It was 



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State 
Program 



Waltham 

Field 

Station 



Emergency 
Public Works 
Commission 



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VOTED : To recommend to the Board of Trustees that 

transactions of the past year by the securi- 
ties agent, the Springfield Safe Deposit and 
Trust Company, as listed herewith, be confirmed. 

The Treasurer reported that $654 .50 nad "oeeii expended 

from Burnham, Sessions and Wheeler Funds during the period January 

1 to December 31 > 1944 and on his recommendation, it i 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board cf Trustees approve 
expenditures from Burnham, Sessions and Wheeler 
Trust Funds for the year closing December 31, 
1944 amounting tc |>654»56 and that the Board 
authorize the President to expend from the in- 
come of these unearmarked funds an amount net to 
exceed $750 in the year 1945 • 

Treasurer Hawley described the present procedure at the 
College in paying bills under the centralized accounting system. 
He said that schedules for payment of bills are prepared daily and 
that under the law these schedules must be approved by a represen- 
tative of the Board of Trustees. This representative may be the 
President of the College or the Secretary of the Board. It happens 
occasionally that both the President and Secretary are out-of-town 
at the same time, and in this case the schedules have been signed 
by Mrs. Canavan, Trustee of the College, who resides in the town of 
Amherst. Mrs. Canavan' s term as Trustee has expired and some new 
person should be delegated by the Board with sufficient authority 
to sign the daily schedules. It was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board appoint Gunnar E. 
Erickson, Business Officer of the College, as 
Assistant Secretary of the Board whose only 
function will bu to approve and sign schedules 
in the uoseii^e of the President and Secretary. 

The meeting was adjourned at 5 o'clock. 



Secretary 




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SPRINGFIELD SAFE DEPOSIT AND TRUST COMPANY 

Springfield 2, Massachusetts 

January 3, 1945 

Mr. Robert D. Hawley, Treasurer 
Massachusetts State College 
Amherst, Massachusetts 

Dear Mr. Hawley: 

In accordance with our usual practice, we submit herewith 
a list of investment changes in the Massachusetts State College 
Agency for the year 19-44 in order that these changes may be ratified 
by your board of trustees. 

Very truly yours, 



MEK:bb 



1944 



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Feb. 25 



1944 
Feb. 23 



Apr. 15 
Sept . 12 
Oct. 13 
Dec. 22 



1944 
Jan. 24 
Apr. 13 

July 28 
Aug. 3 
Sept. 18 
Oct. 9 
16 



/s/ Mabel E. Kronvall 
Assistant Secretary 



Massachusetts State College 



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4M Illinois Power & Light Co. 5s Dec. 1956 
6M Illinois Power & Light C Q . 6s Apr. 1953 

Purchases 

5M Erie Railroad Co. 4s Jan. 1995 

5M Wabash Railroad Co. 4s Jan. 1971 

5M Central Pacific Railway 4s Aug. 1949 

4M U. S. War Bond Ser.G, reg. 2hs Apr. 1956 

4M U. S. War Bond Ser.G, reg. 2-|s Sept. 1956 

$10,800. U.S. War Bond Ser.G, reg. 2^s Oct. 1956 

4M U. S. War Bond Ser.G, reg. 2§s Dec. 1956 



Proceeds 

14,217.16 

6,408.38 



5,207.12 
5,148.37 
5,093.37 
4,000.00 
4,000.00 
10,800.00 
4,000.00 



Called Bonds 

5M Florida Power & Light Co. 5s Jan 
1M Cities Service Power & Light Co. 
3M Cities Service power & Light Co. 
1M Indiana Hydro Electric Power Co. 
3M Pennsylvania Co . 4s August 1963 
5M Armour & Co . of Delaware 4s Jan. 
5M Chicago Union Station Co. 3 3/4$ 
4M Oregon Washington Railroad & Nav: 
4s Jan. 1961 



Proceeds 

1954 5,073.86 

5?s June 1949 999.86 

5is Nov. 1952 2,999.58 

5s May 1958 1,019.28 

3,179-29 

5,248.44 

5,398.62 



1957 

July 1963 
.gat ion Go 



Tr- isfer of cash principal to Coll:-:. 



1944 

r. 10 .ssachusetts State College 



4,199.27 



375.54 



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Assistant 
Secretary of 
the Board of 
Trustees 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
February 19, 1945, 12:30 P.M., Parker House, Boston 

PRESENT : Trustees Saltonstall, Brett, Taber, 
President Baker, Treasurer Hawley, 
Secretary Burke 

In the enforced absence of Chairman Bartlett, Trustee 
Saltonstall presided. Chairman Bartlett, however, telephoned to 
offer his advice as to procedures for presenting the college budget 
at forthcoming hearing by the Ways ^and Means Committee of the 
Legislature. 

It was 

VOTED ; To dispense with reading of the call for the 
meeting and the minutes of the last previous 
meeting of the committee. 

Treasurer Hawley recalled a.ction at previous meeting of 

the committee, and confirmed by the full Board, in electing Mr. 

Erickson Assistant Secretary of the Board whose only duty would be 

to sign schedules and vouchers for disbursement of state funds in 

the absence of the President and Secretary. The Treasurer said 

that the Comptroller has raised objection to this arrangement on 

two grounds. First, Mr. Erickson acts as purchasing agent for the 

College and so would be approving his own purchases. Secondly, the 

Comptroller questioned whether Mr. Erickson would really be an 

officer of the Board in the limited capacity to which he v 

elected. It was the Comptroller's suggestion that the Treasurer 

could be authorized by the Board to sign the schedules. After 

discussion, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees 

rescind previous vote electing Mr. Erickson 
as Assistant Secretary of the Board whose 
only function would be the signing of schedules 
and vouchers for disbursement of state funds in 
the absence of the President and Secretary. 



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It was also 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees 

authorize the Treasurer to act for the Board 
in signing schedules and vouchers for disburse- 
ment of state funds in the absence of the Presi- 
dent and the Secretary. 

President Baker reported briefly on a number of bills be- 
fore the Legislature of interest to the College. 
1. H.74. 



Bill (accompanying H.71, recommendations of 
the Commissioner of Education) relative to 
printing the report of the Massachusetts 
State College. 



President Baker said that the original plan was to repeal 
the requirement that the Commissioner print the Annual Report of 
Massachusetts State College. Through the efforts of the President, 
the Commissioner is changing his recommendation so that the section 
of Chapter 15 relative to the report of Massachusetts State College 
will be amended rather than repealed, the amendment being that the 
report shall be presented by the Trustees of the College rather than 
by the Commissioner of Education. 






Bills , 



Legislative 



2. H.78. 



Bill (accompanying House No. 71, recommenda- 
tions of the Commissioner of Education) rela- 
tive to instruction in certain subjects which 
may be furnished by the Massachusetts State 
Teachers Colleges and the Massachusetts School 
Art in Boston. 



3. H.603. Petition of Thomas T. Gray for an amendment 

of the law relating to food and food products. 

^his bill would require the College to make tests of meat 
at the request of dealers. The College lacks personnel and facili- 
ties for such tests, and further might be placed in opposition to 
the Department of Health in court cases. 



of 



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Westcott, 
George W. 



Leave of 
Absence 



New 
Position 



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4. H.621. Petition of Louis A. Webster (acting 
Commissioner of Agriculture) for the 
creation of a state soil conservation 
committee in the Department of Agricul- 
ture for the purpose of conserving the 
resources of the Commonwealth and rela- 
tive to defining its powers and duties. 

H.777. Petition of the Massachusetts Farm Bureau 
Federation, Inc., for the establishment in 
the Department of Agriculture of a state 
soil conservation committee and relative 
to its powers and duties. 

President Baker presented recommendation from the Head of 

the Department of Agricultural Economics endorsed by the Director of 

the Extension Service that George W. Westcott, Extension Economist, 

be allowed a leave of absence for study at Harvard University in the 

field of Economics. The President explained that during the war no 

recommendations for leave for professional improvement have been 

brought to the Board as it was felt that every man at the College 

should give his best to the war effort. However, it appears that in 

Professor Westcott f s case his professional improvement will be an 

advantage to the College in preparing him for better service in post 

war planning in the field of Agricultural Economics. After discussion, 

it was 

VOTED ; To recommend to the Board of Trustees that 
George W, Westcott, Extension Economist, be 
granted leave of absence for professional im- 
provement during the period November 1, 194-5 
through June 30, 1946, under arrangements already 
approved by the Board. 

President Baker recalled that at the last meeting of the 
committee he had presented recommendation from Director Munson that 
provision be made in the budget for an Extension Dairy Specialist to- 
gether with clerk and funds for maintenance and travel. This 
recommendation x^as tabled pending i'utther study of the need for this 
position. 



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The President said that since that meeting, he had con- 
sulted at length with Professor Rice, Head of the Division of Agrj 



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culture, and with the Director of the Extension Service. These 
men feel that this position would not duplicate the work now being 
done by the present Dairy Extension Specialist. The purpose of the 
new position is largely to promote artificial insemination and 
better herd health. Dairymen are planning to go to the Legislature 
to ask for funds for establishment of this work. After considerable 
discussion, it was 



VOTED : To include in the budget request for $$600 for 
establishment of the new position of Extension 
Dairy Specialist, position of junior clerk, and 
funds for maintenance and travel. 

Discussion then centered on the forthcoming hearing on the 

college budget before the Ways and Means Committee. Question was 

raised as to whether the items approved by the Trustees since the 

college budget was approved should be presented to the Legislature 

as additions to the regular budget or in the form of a supplementary 

budget, and it was 

VOTED ; That these items should be Included as additions 
to the regular budget. Specifically these Items 
are: 

$3960 for a new permanent position of Research Pro- 
fessor of Agronomy at the Cranberry Station in Wareham. 

$15,000 for improving facilities for poultry research 
at the Tillson Experimental Farm in iimherst . 

§6700 for operation of the Boys' State program. 

Question was then raised as to what attitude the Trustees 
should take as to the new positions requested in the budget. The 
budget was prepared last summer for the two-year period beginning 
July 1, 1945 during which time presumably the v/ar Y/ould end. Since 



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Budget 






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Pc 



Auditor' s 
Report 



Investments 



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that time the people have voted for annual sessions of the Legisla- 
ture and the budget will now cover a one-year period beginning July 
1, 194-5 • There is still the unknown factor of when the war, at 
least the European phase of it, may end, and it was agreed that the 
College must be in a position to take care of a large influx of 
veterans at some unknown time in the future. 

On Trustee Bartlett's recommendation it was agreed that 
the committee would ask Trustee Whitmore to appear at the budget 
hearing to emphasize the need of the College to be prepared for a 
large influx of veterans, possibly this fall and certainly by the 
fall of 194-6. It was further agreed that the committee would request 
Trustees Brett, Haigis, and Taber to be present to lend support to 
the budget. 

It was agreed also that in view of the impossibility of 
building, no plea would be made for special appropriation items call- 
ing for building construction. 

The Auditor's Report covering the period October 4> 1943 to 

October 2, 1944 was mailed bj the Auditor to all Trustees of the 

College. It was 

VOTED ; That the Finance Committee would receive the 

Auditor's Report for further study and would be preparec 
to make recommendations as to disposition of the re- 
port at the May meeting of the full Board. 

Treasurer hawiey reported that the College has on hand 
$4*000 of uninvested funds. There was discussion as to the best In- 
vestment for this money and it was finally agreed that the Treasurer 
would Investigate the possibility of purchasing a fraternity mortgage 
and would be prepared to make recommendation at the May meeting of 
the Board. Meantime, it was 



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VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to invest this money 
in U. S. Government short term bonds. 

The Treasurer described the problem facing the College 
Administration in the continuation of some of the regular services 
of the College and the War Emergency Programs without adequate 
appropriations to cover the costs. Official requests have been made 
to the Budget Commissioner for additional funds, but the College 
has no definite assurance that these will be provided. In the mean- 
time, we feel under obligation to the Agricultural Industry and in 
support of certain aspects of the Government War-time Program to 
continue the services which we are rendering, even though it means 
taking financial responsibility beyond budgetary provisions. Most 
of these programs are self-supporting financially, and it is certain 
that the College would be severely criticized if they were to be 
stopped. It was the sentiment of the Committee that the College Ad- 
ministration should continue the procedure outlined by the 



Treasurer. 



The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 P.^. 




Secretary 






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contract 



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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Committee on Finance 

April 9, 1943, 11:00 A.M., at the 
office of Bartlett, Jennings and 
Bartlett, 73 Federal Street, Boston 

Chairman Bartlett presiding 

PRESENT : Trustees Bartlett, Taber, Brett, 
5aitonstu.il, President Baker, 
Treasurer Hawley, Secretary Burke 

Treasurer Hawley explained that in accordance with pro- 
visions of the original contract with the First Service Command for 
the training of 17-year old reservists, the Army has suggested re- 
vision of the terms of contract. A table comparing the rates under 
the original contract and under the proposed revision was sent in 
advance of the meeting to all members of the Finance Committee and 
also explanatory statment by the Treasurer. 

Mr. hawley said that there are two reasons why the Army 

wishes to amend the contract: 

1. To bring payments into line with reduced 
number of trainees. 



2. 



To conform to the new Army policy of separate 
contracts for each cycle of trainees, of which 



this College has two. 



There are no fundamental changes in the rates of payment, 

and the College will be reimbursed on the same basis as under the 

original contract. After discussion, it Wc.s 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 

supplement #1 to Army Contract No. W-19-073 A.S.T. 
(SCl)-37 ana instruct tne Treasurer to execute 
said supplement in the name of and on behalf of 
Board of Trustees of Massachusetts State College. 

In addition to the supplement above mentioned, the Army 

desires to write a new contract covering cycle 2 men from February 1 

on. After discussion of the terms of the proposed contract, the 



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Committee 



VOTED: 



To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
contract W-19-073 A.S.T. (SCl)-44 and instruct 
the Treasurer to execute ss-id contract in the 
name of and on behalf of the Board of Trustees 
of Massachusetts State College. 

There was discussion of the report of the Auditor covering 
accounts of the College for the period October 1, 1943 to October 2, 
1944- • Copies of this report were sent by the Auditor's Office to 
ail members of the Board. 

Prior to the Committee meeting, the Treasurer submitted 

written report to Committee members covering questions raised by the 

Auditor. After discussion of the various recommendations of the 

Auditor and the suggestions of the Treasurer concerning these 

recommendations, it was 

VOTED : To request the Chairman of the Committee to 
acknowledge receipt of the report and to in- 
form the Auditor of Trustee action upon it. 

Treasurer Hawley reported that through the years the 
Trustees have received substantial amounts of endowment and agency 
funds which are administered by the Treasurer. He said that these 
funds have come to the College in small amounts and with the pass- 
ing of the years, it may be desirable for the Trustees to examine 
again the sources of these funds and to give the Treasurer speciric 
authority for administration. While such authority exists in 
theory, it is not a simple matter to trace the various authorisa- 
tions through the records of the Board. 

It was agreed by the Committee that it would be wise to 
make thorough study of these agency and endovraient funds and it was 



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Funds 



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agreed tnat the Treasurer would consult with the Chairman of the 
Committee and submit a written r eport with recommendations at the 
next meeting of the Committee. 

The meeting was adjourned at 1 o'clock. 




Secretary 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 
Amherst, Massachusetts 

On May 20, 1944 the Board of Trustees voted to approve 
a one-year program for the Stockbridge School of Agriculture for 
the duration of the war with the understanding that certificates 
of completion of the one-year course, rather than the regular 
Stockbridge School diplomas, should be awarded to students who 
successfully complete the course. 

This vote was taken because conditions then prevailing 
made it impossible for students to remain here for the full two 



years. 



Conditions have again changed, particularly with the re- 



turn of a number of veterans who wish the two-year course. To 
make the two-year course possible, the Executive Committee of the 
Board by mail ballot voted to rescind the action of May 20, 1944 
and to return the program of the Stockbridge School to the regular 
peace time arrangements. 



IMITTEE 



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The following mail ballot is therefore made a part of 



the records of the College. 



I vote to rescind action of May 20, 1944 covering 
the program of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture 
and to return the program to peace time arrangements 

Signed: Philip F. Whitmore 
Joseph W. Bartlett 
Harry Dunlap Brown 
David <J. Malcolm 




Secretary 



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Pos : 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

Ami • , Massachusetts 



June 1, 1945 



The following mail ballot is hereby made a part of the 

official records of the Board of Trustees of Massachusetts State 

College. In accordance with the recommendation of the Chairman of 

the Finance Committee and the Treasurer, I hereby 

VOTE: To approve the report on Endowment, Trust and 

Agency Funds dated May 9> 1945 > and to recommend 
to the Board of Trustees that the Treasurer be 
authorized to hold and manage these funds as 
provided for in said report. 

Signed: Philip F. Whitmore 
Joseph W. Bartlett 
Richard Saltonstall 
Ralph F. Taber 

(Copy of this report is filed as part of the minutes of the 
Board of Trustees for meeting of May 2.6 } 1945) 




Secretary 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
June 22, 1945, 11:00 A.M., Mr. Bartlett's Office, Boston 

Chairman, Trustee Bartlett 



PRESENT: 



It was 



Trustees Bartlett, Whitmore, Saltonstall, 
Taber, President Baker, Treasurer Ha?d.ey 



VOTED : To dispense with the reading of the minutes 
of the preceding meeting. 

The Treasurer presented a written report upon the termi- 
nation of Army Contracts W-19-073 (SC-l)-37 and ¥j-19-073 AST 
(SC-l)-44 covering Army Training Program which ended on April 28, 
194-5. Under the terms of these Contracts the College has re- 
ceived in total payment $228,910.52. The audit of College accounts 
covering the Contracts, indicates that to adjust these payments to 
cost, there is a refund due the Federal Government in the amount of 
$4,574.25. Final contract amendment for termination has not yet 
been prepared by the Army Contract Office and there may be some 
minor adjustments. It is important to the College to complete this 
agreement and the refund before the termination of the current 
fiscal year if possible. Therefore, following discussion and upon 
the recommendation of the Treasurer, it was 

VOTED : To approve the termination settlement of Army 

Contracts W-19-Q73 AST (SC-l)-37 and -44 involving 
a refund of not more than $4,574-25, and that the 
Committee recommend to the Board of Trustees that 
the Contract Termination be approved and the 
Treasurer instructed to execute Supplements to 
present Contract Nos. 37 and 44 covering such 
termination in the name of and on behalf of the 
Board of Trustees. 



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Army Air Force 



contract 



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Trust Funds 



Educational 
Motion Pictures 
Fund 



Pest Control 
Operators Re- 
search Fund 



Endowment 
Funds 



Fraternities - 



leases 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

The President and Treasurer presented two requests for the 
establishment of Trust Funds 5 first, from the Faculty Committee on 
Visual Education which has been offered private financial support 
for carrying on its Visual Education Program. Upon the recommenda- 
tion of the President, it was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to accept gifts in a 
sum estimated up to $1,500 for the establishment 
of an Educational Motion Pictures Fund. This 
fund to be available both as to principal and in- 
come for expenditure upon the order of the Chair- 
man of the Visual Education Committee approved by 
the President. 

The Pest Control Operators Association wish to establish 
a research fund to be used both as to principal and income in aid- 
ing research activities in the Department of Entomology and 



Zoology. It 



VOTED: 



To authorize the Treasurer to accept this gift for 
the establishment of the PCO Research Fund which j.s 
to be available, both as to principal and income, 
upon the order of the Head of the Department of 
Entomology and Zoology with the approval of the 
President. 



The Treasurer called the attention of the Committee to 

the fact that due to bonds recently called, the Endowment Fund of 

the College has approximately $15,000 uninvested. This is the same 

matter which was referred to the Committee by mail on June 1. There 

was discussion as to the best management of this uninvested fund, 

following which it was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to invest $15,000 
of Endowment Fund Principal in 2^% Treasury 
Bonds of 1972. 

It was explained that the plan to conduct another Army 

Training Program on the Campus beginning August 1 requires the use 

of four fraternity houses for the housing of civilian students 

during the coming year. Authority for continuing the leases of 



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these houses has been secured, from the Governor and Council. 

Accordingly, it was 

VOTED: To authorize the Treasurer to r enew the leases 
on the following fraternity houses at the same 
rental rate for the year beginning July 1, 1945 • 
QTV, Lambda Chi Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 
Alpha Gamma Kho. 

The President reported the severe damage done to college 
greenhouses by the heavy hailstorm of June 15 — approximately 1700 
panes of glass were broken and the problem of repair is a serious 
one. The situation has been surveyed by a representative of a 
greenhouse construction corporation and he estimates that it will 
cost approximately $9>000 to repair the glass and do other essential 
repairs in the four French Hall ranges and the Vegetable Gardening 
house. Due to the war the repair of these houses has been neglected 
for several years and it is now necessary to not only replace the 
glass but to repair frames which work has been postponed heretofore 

The Durfee Planthouse which is 75 years old and houses, 
among other things, the College's valuable botanic collection, has 
been in serious disrepair for several years. The storm damage now 
presents a problem which must have an early and definite solution. 
It is the opinion of the Greenhouse Construction Representative 
that it would cost more to repair the old house than it would to 
build a new one with equal facilities. His estimate of the cost 
of a new house is $50,000. 

After discussion of the problem, it was 



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VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to submit a request 
through the Supplementary Budget for an appro- 
priation of #59 j 000 for the repair of French 
Hall and smaller greenhouses damaged by the 
storm and for the replacement of the Durfee 
Range Greenhouses. 

The meeting adjourned at 12:30 P.M. 




Ivlinutes of Meeting of Special Committee on College Salaries 

June 25, 1945, 12:30 P.M., Parker House, Boston 

Chairman Brett, presiding 

PRESENT: Trustees: Mrs. McNamara, Mrs. Leach, 
Brett, Hoftyzer, Carmichael, President 
Baker, Treasurer Hawley and Secretary 
Burke 

President Baker described the survey of all positions in 
the State classification system now being made by the Griff enhagen 
concern of Chicago. This same concern established the present 
state classification system in 1926 which fixes minimum and maximum 
salaries for state employees in the various grades. 

The President spoke also of Governor Tobin's interest in 
salary levels at the College and of his desire for specific infor- 
mation and recommendations from the Trustees. 

The President emphasized that the question under con- 
sideration is one of increasing the general salary levels at the 
college and not a matter of making recommendations for increased 
salary of certain individuals. 



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Treasurer Hawley showed a chart of salary levels at 52 
land-grant colleges in the United States in Comparison with the 
salaries paid at Massachusetts State College for various pro- 
fessional positions including heads of departments, professors, 
associate professors, assistant professors and instructors. He 
•pointed out that the salaries paid at this College are only 
average for all 52 land-grant colleges in the country. These 52 
land-grant colleges include those in the south eastern portion of 
the United States where salary levels are generally lower than in 
other areas of the nation. 

Chairman Brett suggested that the Treasurer prepare 
another chart showing the standing of Massachusetts State College 
in relation to institutions having approximately the same size stu- 
dent body and the same amount of investment in plant. It was felt 
that any comparison should be made with colleges in the east and 
northeast so that the factor of cost of living would be comparable. 

The Chairman suggested that there are two avenues of 
approach to the problem of increasing salary levels at the College. 
(l) Dr. Reeves, the educational adviser of the Griff enhagen survey 
people should be supplied with information so that he will under- 
stand the size, scope, and importance of the College. The 
committee should then go to Dr. Reeves with definite salary 
recommendations. The other approach would be to draft a letter to 
Governor Tobin outlining the reasons why salaries should be in- 
creased at Massachusetts State College. 



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Trustee Hoftyzer urged that the letter to the Governor 
should be drafted so that it will show the human picture involved 
rather than be a pure recital of statistics. The letter should 
show how the low salary levels have affected individuals, how it 
affects the education to be received by young men and women of 
moderate means in the post-war period, how the College has lot out- 
standing teachers and researchers in recent years because, of low 
salaries, how many men are involved in the proposed salary change, 
and how much money is needed. 

It was agreed that the President would prepare material 
to be sent to Trustees Brett and Hoftyzer and that these two men 
will call on the Governor and present the material to him. 

Mrs. McNamara urged that Dr. Reeves and others should be 
informed of the need for expansion of the College to take care of 
the number of students who desire to come here. She said it is 
most unfortunate that the College has to limit numbers and turn 
away fully prepared students because of lack of facilities. 

The meeting was adjourned at 2*45 P.^. 




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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 
June 27, 1945, 11:00 A.M., President's Office, Amherst 
Chairman ^hitmore presiding 



PRESENT: 



Trustees Whitmore, Haigis, Brett, Taber, 
Hubbard, Malcolm, Mrs. Leach, President 
Baker, Treasurer Hawley, Secretary Burke 



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was 



VOTED : To dispense with the reading of the call and the 
minutes of the last previous meeting. 

The first point of discussion was the two new dormitories 
to be built on a self -liquidating basis by the Alumni Building 
Corporation. It was felt that with present building costs, twenty- 
year bonds might necessitate an increase in room rentals over 
present rates and the Trustees agreed that it would be desirable to 
hold room rents down as low as possible. It was suggested that in 
today 1 s money market, the interest rate on the thirty-year bonds 
might be lower than on the twenty-year bonds for the first two 
buildings constructed by the Alumni Building Corporation. No vote 
was taken but it was agreed that a thirty-year bond issue might be 
the more desirable. 

On t he recommendation of the President and after thorough 

discussion, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend to the Board of Trustees that both 

dormitories shall be for women with the understand- 
ing that upon completion of the second of the two 
dormitories, Abigail Adams dormitory shall be re- 
named and used for men students. 

The Trustees favored heating the new dormitories from the 

central steam lines and Treasurer Hawley pointed out that this 

could not be done until the new Power Plant was built. A new Power 



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Plant has been approved for the post-war period. He pointed out 
also that the use of coal at Butterfield dormitory is depreciating 
the building faster than the use of oil would depreciate it. Re- 
conversion to oil would cost about |3>000 and it was agreed that 
the College should seek to reconvert as soon as possible. 

Question was raised as to the cost of reconverting 
Abigail Adams dormitory to men's use. The Treasurer said that this 
espense would not be great as certain repairs are needed there in 
any event. 

At luncheon at Draper frail the group was joined by the 
following members of the Campus Planning Council: Messrs. Rice, 
Chairman, Sievers, Markuson, Armstrong, Blundell and Erickson - and 
also by Dean Machmer and Louis W. Ross, Architect of the first two 
self -liquidating dormitories. 

At luncheon Treasurer Rawley reported on hail damage to 
the college greenhouses and the general deterioration through the 
years of the Durfee Greenhouse which is used largely for housing a 
valuable collection of horticultural and botanic specimens. Ke re- 
ported that the Commission on Administration and Finance had sent 
an engineer to the College to check on the Gollege's request for re- 
placement of the Durfee Range. This engineer agreed that the build- 
ing should be torn down and a new building erected but did not feel 
that it would be wise to undertake new building at this time. As 
a result a small fund may be appropriated for essential repair of 
the building. 

Trustee Whitmore raised question as to the proper location 
for the vegetable garden experimental work. He said that the plots 



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are now on soil vifhich is not typical of Connecticut Valley soils usejl 
for vegetable production and that in new greenhouse construction 
consideration should be given to moving the plots and head house to 
location YJhere soil is more typical of valley conditions. 

The total recommended for greenhouse repair by the Budget 
Director for supplementary appropriation is $12,000. 

After luncheon the group adjourned to the agricultural 
library in Stockbridge Hall where the Campus Planning Council pre- 
sented a scale model of the campus showing present buildings in 
situ and their proposals for future development of the campus. 
They pointed out that proper development in the future calls for 
elimination of the north-south highway running through the campus. 
They discussed with the Trustees also possible location for pro- 
posed new chapel and specifically recommended an addition to the 
present chapel on the campus. 

The Trustees and the Campus Planning Council then went to 
the proposed site for the Home Economics Building, then to the pro- 
posed site for the two new dormitories (on the bench south of Fisher 
Laboratory) and finally to the proposed site for building of sorority 
houses (on the Plainville Road east of the old cavalry stable) . The 
Trustees then met in the President's Office and, it was 

VOTED: To urge the Public Works Commission to eliminate 
the north-south highway running through the cam- 
pus for the following reasons, all essential to 
proper development of the College. 

1. Construction of future buildings and proper 
use of the land area of the campus requires 
elimination of the road. 

2. Satisfactory landscape development of the 
campus and enhancement of its natural beauty 
requires elimination of the road. 



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3. Safety of students in passing from classroom 
to classroom demands elimination of the road. 
The committee wishes to stress particularly 
the factor of safety in the years ahead as 
campus population and traffic increase. 



was 



VOTED : To request the Chairman of the Committee to 

present this vote to the Public Works Commission 
and urge the cooperation of the Commission in 
the elimination of the highway. 

The Committee suggested that the Chairman also call 
attention of the Public Works Commission to the fact that the full 
Board has already gone on record in writing with the Commission as 
favoring elimination of the north-south highway. 

Consideration v/as then given to the location of the two 

dormitories to be constructed by the Alumni Building Corporation 

and after discussion, it was 

VOTED; That both dormitories be located on the table 
land south of Fisher Laboratory, but as close 
to Butterfield House as topography will allow. 

The Committee expressed opposition to the location of the 
Home Economics Building north of Walter Johnson' s home between 
Stockbridge Road and Route 116. It was agreed, however, to defer 
action on the location until the August meeting of the Board. 
Meantime it was agreed to request the Campus Planning Council to 
study the proposal of locating the building on Stockbridge Road be- 
tween French Hall and Fernald Hall and to consult with the women of 
the Home Economics Department to get their views concerning this 



location. 



There was discussion of proposal from sororities for pur- 



chase of land on Plainville Road for building of sorority houses, 
Action on this matter was deferred until the August meeting. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 

August 29, 1945, 6:00 P.M., Parker House, Boston 

Mr. Malcolm presiding 

PRESENT : Trustees Malcolm, Brett, Hubbard, Cole, 
Mrs. Leach, Taber, Carmichael, Brown, 
Whitmore, Mrs. McNamara, Louis W. Ross, 
President Baker, Treasurer Hawley, Dean 
Machmer and Secretary Burke 

President Baker reported that the Legislature has 
appropriated $393,000 for construction of a Home Economics Building 
and $130,000 for renovation of heating and electrical lines. The 
item for the Power Plant, approved by the Emergency Public Works 
Commission, was not approved by the Legislature. 

The President reported also that the water rates at the 
College have increased about 50% since the water system was pur- 
chased by the Town of Amherst. Formerly the College paid $5,000 
per year, and it now pays $7,4-00 per year for water. After 
discussion, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Trustees authorize the 
College Administration to study the possi- 
bility of having its own wells and to make 
further report to the Board of Trustees. 

There was a discussion of the expected student registra- 
tion in the fall, and the President recalled that women students 
still predominate, bat that there will be a renewed demand for ad- 
mission of men students beginning this fall or certainly by the 
second semester. He pointed out that the College will need to ex- 
pand both staff and buildings to handle the student load in post- 
war years. 

The Committee then considered the Special Capital Outlay 
items in the budget and recommended that the list be approved as 



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submitted by the Administration with the following exception: 

1. Add under Power Plant an item for renovation and 
extension of heat lines to cost approximately 
#125,000. 



2, 



Increase the building costs by 25% to allow for the 
higher cost of building except for such items as 
have been computed recently. 



3. Add to the group of necessary buildings, an item of 
$60,000 for renovation of a barn and building of 
greenhouses for the vegetable gardening work. 

-4. Move lower down in the list the small items such as 
the saw mill. 

The Committee then discussed the location of the Home 
Economics Building on which construction will begin soon. The need 
was expressed for a. general campus plan so the Trustees might make 
more intelligent decisions when locating the buildings. 

At this point Trustee Brett reported that he and Trustee 
ft'hitmore have approached nine Alumni of the College who have out- 
standing reputations in the field of landscape architecture. Re- 
plies have been received from seven of these men indicating that 
they would be glad to come to the College and offer assistance to- 
ward beginning a comprehensive campus plan. This meeting may be 
held in September. 

Trustee Hfhitmore reported that he had discussed with the 
State Highway Commission the location of the north- south main high- 
way now approaching Amherst from the north. He learned that defi- 
nite plans are made for this road to come into iforth Amherst. Plant; 
from that point south are uncertain. After very considerable 
discussion, the Committee 

VOTED: To reaffirm the location of the Home Economics 
Building on the site as approved by the Board, 
by the Campus Planning Council and by the Home 
Economics Department . 



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At the same time the Committee 

VOTED : To recommend that the Trustees authorize a 
slight change in the exact location on the 
site as shown on plan prepared by the 
Campus Planning Council. 

There was a discussion of a site for Sorority Building, 
and it was 

VOTED: To postpone consideration of this site until 
a later date. 

The Committee discussed dates for completing the two 

self -liquidating dormitories to be constructed by the Alumni 

Building Association, and it ?ra.s 

VOTED : To recommend that the Trustees request that 
the first building, or the first unit of one 
large building, be ready by February, 194-7, 
and the second building, or the second unit 
of a larger building, by the fall of 1947, if 
these dates can be met by the builders. 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the proposed contract with Louis W. Ross for 
services as architect for the construction of 
the Home Economics Building, and authorize the 
Treasurer to execute said contract in the name 
of and for the Board of Trustees. 

It was 

VOTE D: To recommend that the Trustees authorize the 
Treasurer to advertise for bids and otherwise 
proceed for the purpose of negotiating contract 
for construction of Home Economics Building, 
said contract to be presented to the Board of 
Trustees for approval and final authorization. 

It was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
proposed contract with Edward C. Brown Company 
for services as Engineer for the repairs and 
improvements to steam lines and electrical dis- 
tribution system end authorise the Treasurer to 

execute said contract in the name of and for the 
Board of Trustees. 



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It was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
the Treasurer to advertise for bids and otherwise 
proceed for the purpose of negotiating contract 
for repairs and improvements to steam lines and 
electrical distribution system, said contract to 
be presented to the Board of Trustees for final 
approval and authorization. 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 P.M. 




Secretary 



MINUTES OF JOINT MEETING OF COMMITTEES ON 
EXPERIMENT STATION AND EXTENSION SERVICE 

August 30, 1945 t 10:00 A.M., Parker House, Boston 

Mrs. McNamara presiding 

PRESENT: Trustees Mrs. McNamara, Mrs. Leach, 

Hubbard, Cole, Brown, Malcolm, Whitmore, 
Saltonstall, President Baker, Director 
Munson, Treasurer Hawiey, Director 
Sievers, Dean Machmer, and Secretary Burke 

The Committee considered first the budget for the Exten- 
sion Service, which was explained by Treasurer Hawiey and Director 
Munson, and after consideration of the separate items of the budget, 



it was 



VOTED: To recommend that the Finance Committee approve 
the State Fund budget for the Extension Service 
as presented by the Administration, calling for 
a total of $131,981. 



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The Committee then considered the budget of t 

Station, which ited by Treasurer i 

Sievers. Following discussion of the various items m ' g up the 

budget, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Finance Committee approve 
the Experiment Station State Fund budget as pre- 
sented by the Administration and calling for an 
expenditure of $180,772. 

It was 

VOTED : To recommend the Finance Committee to approve 

the budget for the Walt ham Field Station in the 
amount of §19,210 as recommended by the Ad- 
ministration. 

It was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Finance Committee approve 
the budget of the Control Service in the amount 
of $133,774 as presented by the Administration. 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 A.M. 




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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON FACULTY AND PROGRAM OF STUDY 

August 30, 1945 ? 11:00 A.M., Parker House, Boston 

In the absence of the Chairman, the 
Committee elected Mrs. McNamara as 
Chairman protein. 

PRESENT : Trustees Mrs. McNamara, Mrs. Leach, 
Hubbard, Cole, Brown, Malcolm, 
Saltonstall, Brett, ^resident Baker, 
Dean Machmer, Treasurer Hawley and 
Secretary Buries. 

The Committee considered the Instructional budget of the 



College and 



VOTED: 



To recommend that the Finance Committee approve 
State Fund budget for Instruction in the amount 
of $455 9 712 as recommended by the Administration. 



It was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Finance Committee approve 
the State Fund budget for Short Courses in the 
amount of $74,353 as recommended by the Adminis- 
tration. 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Finance Committee approve 
an item of $10,000 for Operation of the Summer 
School as recommended by the Administration. 



President Baker recalled that at the Annual Meeting of the 
Board of Trustees in January of 1945, the Board authorized the stepping 
up of five divisions of the College to Schools, and the continuation 
of three divisions. At the Semi -Annual Meeting of the Boc-.rd in May 
of 1945, the Trustees accepted a statement of policy us to the es- 
tablishment of Schools to take effect September I, 1945* In view of 
this, the President recommends that the titles oX certain heads of 
divisions be changed. These changes will not Involve changes in 
present salaries. After discussion and upon r 5 commendation of the 
President, the Committee 



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VOTED; To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the following titles: 

1. Dr. William L. fciachmer, Dean of the College and 
Dean of the Lower Division. 

2. Professor Victor A. Rice, Head, Division of 
Agriculture, to become Dean of the School of 
Agriculture . 

3. Dr. Ralph A. Van Meter, Head, Division of 
Horticulture, and acting now as Associate 
Dean in charge of Instructional Program for 
the Army, to be Dean of the School of Horti- 
culture . 

4.. Dr. Charles P. Alexander, Head of Department 
of Zoology and Entomology, to be Acting Dean 
of the School of Science. 

5. Professor A. Anderson Mackimmie, Head, Division 
of Liberal Arts, to be Dean of the Scnool of 
Liberal Arts. 

6. Miss Edna *->. Skinner, Adviser of Women, to be 
Dean of the School of Home Economics. 

For the three Divisions, recommendations are: 

1. Professor Curry S. Hicks, n ead of Division of 
Physical Education, to continue as Head of 
that Division. 

2. Professor C. I. Gunness, Head of Department of 
Engineering, to be Head of Division of Engineering. 

3. Captain W. E. Ryan to be Head of Division of 
Military Science and Tactics. 

The President reported that it had been necessary to 
make appointment to the position of Dean of Women, recently 
authorized by the Legislature. Ordinarily such an appointment 
would be considered sn advance by the Trustees, but through competi- 
tion it had been necessary to move quickly. The appointee is 
Miss Helen C. Curtis, nov, Assistant Dean of Women at the wew Jersey 
College for Women. The Committee reviewed Miss Curtis' record and 



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VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
her appointment by the President. 

The Committee also 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the following appointments and resignations in 
the Instructional Staff as reported by the Presi- 
dent. 

Appointments 

Katherine A. Clarke, Assistant Professor of French, 
September 1, 194-5. 

Helen Curtis, Dean of Women, September 1, 1945. 

Virginia Herlihy, Instructor in Physical Education, 
September 1, 1945. 

D. Horace Nelson, Assistant Professor of Dairy Industry, 
September 1, 1945. 

Bryan C. Redmon, Professor of Chemistry, September 1, 1945 • 

Mrs. Ernestine G. Reed, Dormitory Matron, September 1, 194-5 • 

Paul W. Stickel, Assistant Professor of Forestry, August I, 
1945. 

Margaret Yfoodbridge, -i-nstructor in German, September 1, 1945. 

Resignations 

H. Karl Dutge, instructor in German, August 31, 194-5. 

Walter U. Miller, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 
August 31, 1945- 

Frank M. Mohler, Assistant Professor of History, August 31, 
1945. 

Lemuel F. Smith, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, August 31, 
1945. 

Samuel P. Snow, Instructor in Horticulture, August 31, 194-5 • 

Shirley Winsberg, instructor in Physical Education, August 31, 
1945. 

The President reported that en August 31, Professor 
Winthrop S. Welles, iiead of the Department of Education and 
Psychology, and Dr. Charles A. Peters, Professor of Chemistry, will 



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Welles, W. S. 
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Glick, Harry N. 
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retire. Upon the recommendation of the President, it was 

VOTED; To reoojomend that the Boiiru o£ Trustees elect 

Professor Welles as Emeritus Professor of Education 
and Professor Peters as Emeritus Professor of 
Chemistry. 

Upon the recommendation of the President, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
reassignment of Dr. Harry i\l. Glick from Professor 
of Psychology to Professor of Philosophy and his 
separation from the Department of Education and 
Psychology. 

This action is the result of increased student demand for 
Dr. Glick 1 s courses in Philosophy, and will permit of more effective 
development of this work without hindrance of the work in 
Psychology. There will be no separate Department of Philosophy. 

The Committee 

VOTED : To recommend that the Trustees approve the follow- 
ing appointments and resignations in' the Experiment 
Station and Extension Service staffs as reported by 
the President 1 

Appoin tm ents 

Walter D. Weeks, Research Assistant in Horticulture, October 
1, 1945. 

Alfred W. Boicourt, Assistant Extension Specialist, August 1, 
1945. 

Stanley N. Gaunt, Extension Dairy Husbandman, October 1, 1945. 

Thomas J. McEiligott, laboratory Assistant, Waltham Field 
Station, August 9> 1945. 

Resignatio ns 

Juliette 1 . Myren, Assistant Extension Specialist, June 30, 
1945. 

Lawrence Southwick, Research Assistant in Pomology, August 31, 
1945. 

The President reported that, through a separate bill, the 
Ligislature has authorized the College to fill five positions, 
namely: 



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Research Professor 
Research Assistant 
Technical Assistant 
Laboratory Assistant 
Junior Clerk 

in the newly authorized Mastitis Control laboratory. Wo candidates 

are yet available for these positions. The Committee 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
the Administration to fill these positions as soon 
as candidates can be located. 

It was 

VOTED : To recommend 1hat the Trustees authorize sabbatical 
leave for Doric Alviani, Instructor of Music, for 
one year beginning September I, 1945 > at full 
salary for the first half year, and no salary for 
the last half year. 

President Baker reported that his attention has been 

called to the fact that Warren H. Mc^aught, who left College in 1917 

lacking the completion of one course for his Bachelor's degree, is 

now a Brigadier General in the United States &rray, with the 93rd 

Division Artillery. It was the feeling of the Committee that in the 

intervening years General ^cNaught's Army career has undoubtedly 

provided sufficient mathematical experience ana training so that he 

may now be qualified for his degree, it was 

VOTED : To recommend t hat the Board of Trustees authorize 
the granting of the degree of Bachelor of Science 
to General McNaught as of the Class of 1918, pro- 
vided the Department of Mathematics finds that he 
has completed the equivalent of Mathematics 6. 

The President reported that over the past six months the 
College authorities have had repeated conferences with representa- 
tives of the Johns-Manville Company of ^ew ¥ork, producers of build- 
ing supplies, with the Secretary of the Northeastern Retail 
Lumbermen's Association and others. There has been developed an out 
line for a course in light building construction. This outline has 



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McNaught, Warren 
H. 

degree 



Light Building 
Construction 

course in 



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Engineering 
Building 



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been revised a number of times, and finally has been accepted by 

the Faculty Committee on Course of Study. Similar courses will be 

offered by the University of l^ew Hampshire, University of 

Connecticut and several State Colleges and Universities in the 

Middle West. 

Upon the recommendation of the President, the Committee 

VOTED; To recommend that the Trustees approve the course 
in light building construction as outlined on 
attached sheet. 

President Baker said that the item of 1750,000 for an 

Engineering Building was omitted from this year's budget with the 

thought that the Trustees might wish to introduce a separate bill 

in the legislature where the item would receive more individual 

consideration. After discussion, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
the submission of such bill. 

The President spoke of the handicap of Extension Service 
specialists in not carrying professorial status in their present 
titles. The specialists really are teachers and should carry 
equivalent titles to the resident teachers and the Experiment 
Station professional workers. The change in title would also help 
to show that these people are teachers, and as such would qualify 
for longer vacations than they can now be granted. Upon recommenda- 
tion of the President, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend t hat the Board of Trustees authorize 
a change in title of the professional members of 
the Extension Service Staff to Assistant Professor 
or Professor, according to rank. 

The meeting was adjourned at 12*30 P.^. 




Secretary 



MMITTKE 



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MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

Tentative Curriculum 

for 
Four-year Course 
in 

LIGHT BUILDING CONSTRUCTION 
at Massachusetts State College 

Freahman Year 2nd Semester 



English 1 

Mathematics 1 or 3 

Chemistry 1 

Drawing 

Phys. Ed. and Mil. Science 

One of the Following: 
History 5 
Orientation 1 
German 1 or 5 
French 1, 5 or 7 

English 25 and 29 

Economics 25 or - 

Psychology 26 

Mathematics 29 

Physics 25 

Shop Work 

Military 25 

Physical Education 23 



Mechanics (Statics) 

Materials of Engineering 
* Heating and Ventilation 

Economics 81 
■^Construction: theory and 

practice 

Elective 



Elements of Structures 
Forestry 75 
House Planning 
Business i*aw 
Electives 



*New Courses 



English 2 

Mathematics 2 or 4 
Chemistry 2 
Descriptive Geometry 
Phys. Ed. and Mil. Science 

One of the Following: 
History 6 
German 2 or 6 
French 2, 6 or 8 

Sopho more Year 

English 26 and 30 
Economics 25 or - 
Psychology 26 
Mathematics 30 
Physics 26 
Shop Work 
Surveying 
Military 26 
Physical Education 24 
Junior Year 



3 


Strength of Materials 


3 


3 


■^Lighting and Plumbing 


3 


3 


*Air Conditioning <* Refrig. 


. 3 


3 


Economics 82 
-^Construction: tneory and 


3 


3 


practice 


3 


3 


Elective 


3 


18 




18 


Senior 


Year 




3 


Landscape 


3 


3 


Forestry 76 


3 


3 


Building Construction 


3 


3 


-^•Contracts, Specifications 




6 


and Estimating 


3 




Electives 


6 



18 



18 



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Repairs and 
Renewals 



Eng 
Bui 



Exi 
Sp< 

ch; 



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MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



MINUTES OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

August 30, 194-3, 1:30 P*M., Parker House, Boston 

Chairman Bartiett presiding 

PRESENT; Trustees Bartiett, Whitmore, Saltohstall, 
Hubbard, Malcolm, Brett, Cole, Taber, 
President Baker, Treasurer Hawley, and 
Secretary Burke 

The Committee first considered the College budget as a 

whole. Detailed consideration was given to the item for Repairs 

and Renewals, totaling $93, 68 5. It was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Trustees approve the item 
of Repairs and Renewals in the amount indicated, 
with the stipulation that the Treasurer re-word 
his presentation of certain items to show their 
essential character. 

Five Trustees voted for, and Chairman Bartiett voted 
against the motion. 

It was suggested also that the Treasurer show at the 
bottom of the list the amount of money which the Army has paid to 
the College for the use of facilities. 

The Committee then considered all items in the budget not 
considered by the Committees on Buildings and Grounds, Experiment 
Station, Extension Service and Faculty and Program of Study. 

Under the item Operation of Plant, the Committee 

VOTED: On each separate item and to recommend that 

the Board of Trustees approve a total of $372,465* 

Under the item Administration, the Committee considered 

each sub item, and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Trustees approve a total 
of $91,505. 

Under Productive Enterprises, the Committee 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees approve an 
amount of $125,140. 



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Under Boarding Hall, the Committee 

VOTED; To recommend that the Trustees approve an amount 
of |170,000. 



Under Special Appropriations for Maintenance, the 



Committee 



V OTED : To recommend that the Trustees approve an amount 
of $55,000. 



Under Special Appropriations for Capital Outlay, the 

Committee considered recommendation of the Committee on Buildings 

and Grounds, and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees approve a Capital 
Outlay program as follows: 



A. Necessary 

1. Power Plant Reconstruction - 

2. Reconstruction and Extension of Steam Lines 

3. Engineering Building 

4. Physica Building 

5. Classroom Building 

6. Addition to Chemistry Laboratory 

7. Waltham Field Station Office & Laboratory Building 

8. Greenhouse and Barn for Vegetable Gardening 

9. Portable Sawmill, Building & equipment for Forestry 

10. Reconstruction of Cavalry Stable for Central Garage 

11. Replace Water Main 

12. Incinerator and Building 

13. Poultry Plant Additions 

14. Completion of Experimental Greenhouse - Waltham 

15. Fencing Property at Waltham 
1.6. Equipment for Dairy Laboratory 
17. Building for Animal Disease - Control 



Lab. 



1437 

125 

750 

375 

375 

125 

125 

60 

6 

11 

7 

7 

13 

7 

3 

3 



,500. 

,000. (ap 

,000. 

,000. 

,000. 

,000. 

,000. 

,000. 

,600. 

,250. 
,500. 

,500. 
,500. 
,600. 
,000. 

,075. 

,000. 



prox.) 



Total 



B. Desirable 



1. Purchase of Powers Property 

2. "omen's Gymnasium Building 

3. Replace Buildings at Mt. Toby Forest Reserv. 

4. Physiology Animal House 

5. Experiment Station Barn 

6. Replace Durfee Greenhouse and Conservatory 

Total 



|2,807i525. 



$ 3,500. 

312,500. 

7,500. 

6,500. 

62,500. 

65*000. 

^457,500. 



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C. Contingent (Upon Post -War Developments) 

1. Reconstruct Oil Boiler House 

2. Armory for Military Training 

3. Reconstruction of Draper Hall 

4. Auditorium Building 

Total 



a 



$10,000. 

200,000. 

40,000. 

400,000. 



GRAND TOTAL 



$650,000. 
$3,915,02$. 



The Committee then considered budget recommendations of 

the Joint Committee on Experiment Station and Extension Service and 

of the Committee on Faculty and Program of Study, and it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees approve the 

Experiment Station budget, Extension Service 
budget, the Instruction budget, Short Course 
budget and Special item for Summer Session as 
recommended by these Committees and by the 
College Administ ration . 

It was then 

VOTED.; To approve the entire College State Fund budget 
with previous changes as made by the finance 
Committee above as follows J 

$1,539,912 for General Maintenance 

170,000 for Boarding Hall 

55,000 for Special Maintenance 

3,915,025 for Capital Outlay 

It was 

V OTE D; To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
the Treasurer to conduct necessary transactions 
for the purchase of tract of land adjacent to the 
College Field Station at Waltham, for which $3,500 
has been appropriated, and also 

To authorize the Treasurer to execute required 
legal papers in the name of and for the Board of 
Trustees contingent upon approval of such papers 
as to form by the Department of the Attorney 
General . 

It was 



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VQTBD; To recoiiimend that the Trustees approve Contract 
No. W-19-073 AST (SC-l)-48 as proposed covering 
services and payments for ASTR Program beginning 
August 6, 1945 for approximately 35 trainees, and 

To authorize the Treasurer to execute said contract 
in the name of and for the Board of Trustees. 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees authorize the 

Treasurer to execute six contracts for repairs 
and renewals covering the following items on 
attached sheet: Items 1, 11, 13, 21. 

It was 

VOTED: To authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of 
two members of the finance Committee, to execute 
such further contracts from this list as may be 
required . 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
six emergency projects as listed on the attached 
sheet. 

The meeting was adjourned at 5 : 10 PJ&. 




Secretary 



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Army Air 
Force - 

contract 



1300 



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3. 



5. 
6. 

7. 

10. 

11. 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

REPAIR PROJECTS FOR 1945-46 
Code 1341-00-74 

1. Memorial Hall Repairs $ $00.00 

2. Farm Dairy Barn - Resurfacing walls. We did 

the replastering on this in last fiscal year - 
all that remains is painting which we propose 
to charge to Project #10 
Bowker and Fernald Auditorium Seats. Re placement — — 

parts were purchased on 1945 funds. 
Physical Education Building - Replace floorw 2,500.00 
Stockbridge Elec. Repairs - Stage 300.00 

Waltham Greenhouse Repairs 700.00 

Roof Gutter Repairs - Wilder, South College, East 

Experiment Station 450.00 

Painting Buildings 7,000.00 

Women's Toilets - The need at Chemistry Laboratory 1,500.00 
is more pressing and should be done first - was 
on list for last year, but couldn't be done. 
Will include Fernald and others if possible. 

12. Drill Hall Heating System 800.00 

13. Engineering Building Heating System 2,500.00 

14. Fire Alarm System - Draper Hall 275.00 

15. Lewis and Thatcher Furniture - repair & replacement 600.00 

16. 1 1/2 ton Truck Replacement 1,200.00 

17. Lawn M wer Unit Replacement 225.00 
IB. Toro Tractor Replacement 1,000.00 

19. Bookkeeping Machine 2,500.00 

20. Roads and Walks Repairs 1,000.00 

21. Matrons' Suites at Lewis and Thatcher 1,500.00 

(approved by Mp. Greenough' s letter of 7/5/45) 

Emergency Proj ects n ot Previously Listed 

22. Physics Laboratory Electric Line Replacement 350.00 

A grounded underground cable must be replaced. 

23. infirmary Sewer Line Stoppage 425.00 

Need to relay with 250 ft. 4 in., cast iron pipe. 

24. Dairy Silo 200.00 

Main silo is cracked and must be repaired. 

25. Stockbridge Elevator 325.00 

In unsafe condition, needs new parts and over- 
hauling. 

26. Filter Pump for physical Education Pool 350.00 

•^resent Pump in bad condition, needs to be re- 
placed. 

27. Replace Steam Coils in Durfee Range Greenhouse 300.00 

Cannot heat house in winter unless these are 
replaced. 

TOTAL 



$26,500.00 



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MISUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

October 3, 1945, 12:30 P.M., Barker House, Boston 

Chairman Bartlett presiding 

PRESENT : Trustees Bartlett, Malcolm, Brown, 

Whitmore, President Baker, Treasurer 
Hawley, Secretary Burke 

It was 

VOTED: To dispense with reading of the call for the 
meeting and with reading of the minutes of 
the last previous meeting. 

President Baker reminded the Committee of the retirement 
of Professor Winthrop S. Welles, Head of the Department of Educa- 
tion and Psychology, effective as of June 30, 1945 • He recommended 
that Albert W. Purvis, now Assistant Professor of Education, be 
advanced to Professor but said that he wished to reserve the title 
of Head of Department and to have Purvis act as chairman of the 
Department without extra compensation above that of Professor. 
The President said that there is possibility that chairmanships 
rather than headships of departments may improve the organization 
of the College and that he would like to try it out as headships 
become vacant. After discussion, it was 

VOTED : To authorize the President to appoint Albert 1. 
Purvis as Professor of Education October 1, 1945 
at beginning annual salary of .$3 ,900 including 
the war increase. 

This will leave vacant the Assistant Professorship now 
held by Purvis for which candidate is not yet available. 

President Baker discussed further with the Committee the 
need for a person to teach Journalism and to assist in public rela- 
tions activities. Such position was discussed informally at the 



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retirement of 



Purvis, A. YJ. - 
appointment of 



Journalism - 
Professor of 



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Arboriculture 
Assistant Pro- 
fessor of 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

full Board meeting in August. The President said that there is a 
vacancy in a full Professorship occupied formerly by A.K-. 
Harrison in the Department of Landscape Architecture. He requested 
authorization to use this position to bring in a college trained 
man experienced in the field of Journalism. 

It was the sentiment of the Committee that the President 
be authorized to use the position vacated by Harrison for the es- 
tablishment of a Professorship in Journalism with the understanding 
that when candidate is available, the President will submit nomina- 
tion to the Executive Committee for final action. 

President Baker reported that a group of arborists has 
been at the College to urge the establishment of a two-year course 
in the Stockbridge School in arboriculture. Apparently there are 
opportunities for the placement of trained men in this field and 
the College is in a position now to undertake most of the required 
training program. However, to do the job thoroughly it would be 
necessary to add one position of Assistant Professor of Arboricul- 
ture. The President raised question as to whether the Trustees 
felt that such position should be added to the current budget or 
whether the arborists should themselves seek the addition of such 
position through the Budget Director or the YJays and Means 
Committee. After discussion, it was 

VOTE D: To table this question for the time being. 

The President reported that until the meetings were dis- 
continued during the ^ ; var period it had been customary for the 
Trustees to send one of their body to the Annual Meeting of t he 



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Association of Governing Boards of State Universities and Allied 

Institutions. Meetings this year are scheduled for November 15 - 17 

at Ohio State University. After discussion, it was 

VOTED : To send Trustee Whitmore as delegate from the 
Board and request that he attend the meeting. 

President Baker and Trustee Whitmore reported on plans for 
the meeting of outstanding graduates of the College in the field 
of Landscape Architecture to be held at the College October 13-14 
for the purpose of beginning on long range plan for campus de- 
velopment. After discussion of these meetings by the Committee, it 
was 

VOTE D: To authorize the payment of travel expenses of 
these men from unearmarked Trust Funds. 

Treasurer Hawley reported that the Alumni Building 
Corporation is preparing indentures for the issue of bonds for the 
dormitories and also that he had conferred that morning with the 
Budget Commissioner, particularly in the matter of heating of the 
buildings. He raised question whether it might be desirable for 
the Budget Commissioner and his engineer to sit down with repre- 
sentatives of the Trustees of the College, members of the Building 
Corporation, the College Administration, and the Emergency Public 
Works Commission to discuss the plans for the building. He thought 
that this might have the advantage of gaining in advance the under- 
standing and cooperation of the State Officials so that the work 
would proceed more smoothly. Question was raised as to the desira- 
bility of such meeting and it was finally left that Treasurer 
Hawley would discuss his proposal with the Alumni Building 
Corporation. 



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Governing Boards 
of State Universi 
ties and Allied 
Institutions 



Campus 

Planning 

Council 



Alumni 

Building 

Corporation 






COMMITTEE 



Army Air Force 
Contract 



Advisory- 
Council 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

The Treasurer reported that contract forms are being pre- 
pared for the Home Economics Building and that advertising for bids 
will be done soon. 

The Treasurer reported that the contract with the Army 
for cycle 2 cadets is completed and that we will need another con- 
tract for cycle 3. This contract will probably be almost exactly 
the same as for cycle 2 cadets and he raised question whether he 
might be permitted to take this up with the Finance Committee by 
mail ballot. It ?/as so agreed by t he Executive Committee. 

There was informal discussion of proposals for investment 
of $11,000 of Trust Funds which are on hand as the result of bond 
calls but no action was taken ~oy the Committee. 

President Baker reported that following the authorization 

by the full Board for establishment of an advisory committee for 

the College, he has prepared a list of some 90 names of prominent 

citizens in the Commonwealth. He asked the Committee if it would 

be desirable for him to reduce the list to some 30 names and then 

submit it to the Executive Committee for approval. It was 

VOTED; To approve this procedure and to request 
that the President also send the entire 
list to the Committee. 

Treasurer Hawley raised question as to whether represen- 
tatives of the Trustees should see the Governor concerning the 
college budget before its final recommendation by the Governor. 
It was the feeling of the Committee that such procedure would be 
helpful and the Chairman requested that Trustees Hoftyser, Taber, 
and Brett act in this capacity and that their appeal should aim 
particularly at increasing funds for resident instruction. 



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Members of the Executive Committee also suggested that it would be 
wise to work through the interim legislative committee on educa- 
tional matters. 

In accordance with vote of the full Board in August, 
Chairman Bartlett announced appointment of Mrs. Joseph S. Leach as 
member of the Executive Committee of the Board succeeding 
Dr. Bowditch and requested that the Secretary inform her of her 
appointment . 

The meeting ?«as adjourned at 3 o'clock. 




Secretary 



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Joseph S. 



COMMITTEE 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



Amherst, Mass. 



October 19, 194-5 



Board of Trustees 
Massachusetts State College 



The following letter from Treasurer Hawley to the Board 
dated October 9> 194-5 and the resultant mail ballot are hereby- 
made part of the official records of the Board. 



October 9, 1945 



To: Board of Trustees 



Subject: Approval of New Army Contract 



Gentlemen s 



At a meeting of the Executive Committee in Boston on 
October 3, I reported that a new Army Contract was in process of 
negotiation covering the training program for 171 trainees whose 
program at the College started on September 1, 194-5 • This contract 
is on the same form as previous contracts which have been approved 
by the Board and the rates of compensation to the College for 
services are on the same basis as those of the contract last 
approved . 

In view of these circumstances, the Executive Committee 
authorized me to present the matter of approval of this Contract 
to the Board of Trustees by mail with the request that action be 
taken by mail ballot. Such ballot is enclosed herewith - the word- 
ing of the action being similar to that taken by the Board on the 
occasion of its approval of the last contract. 

If further information is desired concerning this matter, 
I shall be glad to supply it. 

The early return of the ballot will be greatly 
appreciated. 

Very truly yours, 

/s/ Robert D. Hawley 
Treasurer 



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Mail Ballot 



Upon the recommendation of the Treasurer dated October 9> 



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VOTED; To approve Army Contract No, 1-19=073 AST (SC-l)-49 
covering services and payments for ASTR Program 
beginning September 1, 1945 for 171 trainees and 
to authorize the Treasurer to execute said Contract 
in the name of and for the Board of Trustees. 

Signed: Philip F. ^hitmore 
John W. Raigis 
Richard Saltonstali 
Elizabeth L. Mc^amara 
Alden C. Brett 
Ernest Roftyzer 
Julius E. Warren 
Leonard Carmichaei 
Frank L. Boyden 
Lottie A. Leach 
Ralph F. Taber 
Harry Dunlap Brovm. 
David J. Malcolm 
Frederick E. Cole 




Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 



Foley, Richard C 



reclassification 



Bullis, Kenneth 
L. 

reclassification 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



COMBINED MEETING OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MD BUILDINGS 

AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE 

November 8, 194-5? 12:30 P.M., Parker House, Boston 

Chairman Bartlett presiding 

PRESENT : Trustees Bartlett, Brett, Hubbard, 

itinore, Malcolm, Taber, Carmichael, 
Mrs. I»each, President Baker, Treasurer 
Hawley, Secretary Burke 

It was 

VOTED: To waive reading of the call and reading of 
the minutes of the last previous meeting of 
each of the two committees. 

President Baker introduced for discussion a number of 

personnel matters which have come up for attention since the 

Trustees acted upon college budget for 194-6: 

1. Recommendation that Assistant Professor Richard C. 
Foley of the Department cf Animal Husbandry who is returning from 
duty with the United States Navy be reclassified to Associate Pro- 
fessor. In the present budget there is request for reclassification 
of Dr. Charles J. Rohr of the Department of Political Science from 
Assistant Professor to Associate Professor. Dr. Rohr is now in 
Germany in Army Administration and may not be back for two years. 
The Administration therefore recommends that Foley be substituted 
in the 194-6 budget for Rohr with no change in the amount of money 
involved in the total budget. After discussion, it was 

VOTED : To substitute reclassification of Richard C. 
Foley from Assistant Professor to Associate 
Professor for reclassification of Dr. Charles 
J. Rohr from Assistant Professor to Associate 
Professor in the college budget for 194-6. 

2. Last year the college budget requested reclassifica- 
tion of Dr. Van Roekel and Dr. Bullis both in the Poultry Disease 



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Control Laboratory. Dr. Van Roekel's reclassification was allowed 
and the Director of Personnel suggested that his office would be 
Willing to consider Dr. Bullis 1 reclassification this coming year. 
However, the present budget fails to include recommendation for 
Dr. Bullis' reclassification. At the time the budget was prepared, 
there was considerable discussion of the Griffenhagen report and it 
was felt that the Griffenhagen recommendation would be sufficient 
to take care of Dr. Bullis' promotion. 

The Trustee;: g _ hat it would be better to 
submit in the Trustee budget any desired reclassifications and not 
depend upon the Griffenhagen report to accomplish desired promo- 
tions. After discussion, it was 

VOTED : To add to the 1946 budget request for re- 
classification of Dr. Kenneth L. Bullis 
from Assistant Veterinary Pathologist to 
Research Professor of Animal Pathology in- 
volving an addition of" #120 to the budget. 

3. Dairymen of the State are urging better ser- 
vice from the College in the Dairy Cattle Certification Service. 

present the program is not being carried on a full testing basis, 
and the College is not meeting all the requests for testing - this 
because the present wage scale for testers of §3«25 to $4«00 per 
day is insufficient to attract men to this work. Trustee Salton- 
stall who speaks for a number of dairymen has requested that an 
item be submitted in the present budget to increase the pay of the 
Investigators to $4.75 to |5»50 per day. After discussion, it was 

VOTED: To increase the 1946 budget in the amount of 
■^?2,747 of which £400 would be for increased 
travel costs and )2,347 for increased 3s of ■ 
Dairy Cattle Service Investigators to be paid 
at the rate of |4»75 per day minimum .5.50 
per day maximum. 



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Certification 
Service - in- 
crease in rati 



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Salary Increases 
for President 
and Treasurer 



COMMITTEE 



Shaw, Frank R. 



reclassification 



Clerical Staff 
37-J hour week 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

4. For some time a special committee of the Board has 

been working to obtain salary increases for the President and 

Treasurer. However, these items were not included in the present 

budget. It was 

VOTED: To add $3,500 to the 1946 college budget to 

provide for recommended salary increase of the 
President from $7,500 per year and House to 

10,500 per year and House and t o provide for 
recommended salary increase of the Treasurer 
from $4,500 to |5,500 per year. 



5 



The 1946 budget contains recommendation for the pro- 
motion of Dr. Frank E. Shaw from Instructor to Assistant Professor 
of Entomology. Shaw is now filling a temporary Assistant Professor- 
ship which is available through military leave of another member of 
the staff. Should the man in military service return before Shaw's 
promotion is obtained through budget channels, it will be necessary 
for Shaw to return to his position of Instructor. Since the 
Trustees have agreed upon need for his promotion, it would be un- 
fortunate for him to be demoted in title on the return of the man 
from military service. After discussion, the Trustees 

VOTED : To advance Dr. Frank R. Shaw in rank from 
Instructor to Assistant Professor as of 
November 1, 1945 and with no increase in 
salary until the promotion is also 
accomplished through t he budget. 

President Baker informed the Trustees that he had re- 
ceived petition from a majority of the clerks at the College re- 
questing that the work week be 37g hours vri-th Saturdays free. Basis 
for their request is that the State House works a 3 7 2 hour week and 
the clerks at the College receive the , same salary and same sick 
leave and vacation privileges as those at the State House. The 



m. 



atter was discussed at considerable length but the Trustees felt 



that no Trustee action was called for at the present time, 



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President Baker referred to action at the last meeting of 
the Executive Committee in which the committee authorized the 
President to search for a Professor of Journalism. Since that time 
the President has written letters and brought four men to the Campu^ 
for interviews. The best candidate is Arthur B. Musgrave who Y^as 
recommended by Louis Lyons of the Boston Globe and is now doing 
editorial work for the Radiation Laboratory at Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology. Musgrave was employed by the Baltimore Sun, 
went from there to the Houston Texas Post. While at Houston he 
also assisted in Journalism courses at the University of Houston. 
He was selected as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard and since that time 
has been employed at the Radiation Laboratory. He has met a 
number of the campus people and is judged by those who met him as 
the most likely candidate. After discussion and questioning as to 
a-. Musgrave 1 s qualifications, it was 

VOTED : To approve President's recommendations as to 

appointment of Arthur B. Musgrave as Professor 
of Journalism at annual salary of 1>3>900. 

Treasurer Hawley introduced the contract for Greenhouse 

Eepairs. This item had been previously approved by the Board and 

tiie money is available to meet this expense. It was 

VOTED: To approve contract with the Lord and Burnhan 
Company in the amount of 811,716 for Repair of 
Greenhouses at the College and to authorise the 
Treasurer to execute said contract in the name 
of and for the Board of Trustees. 

The Treasurer reported that present Trustee regulations 

require that students pay for board and room by the term in advance 

The Treasurer finds that veterans are unable to comply with this 

requirement as their payments are received monthly. After 

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VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to extend the 
period of payment for board and room in 
College dormitories for veterans whose 
training is under the provisions of Public 
Laws 16 or 34-6 for such periods as may be 
necessary but with the understanding that 
all accounts must be paid in full by the 
end of each term or semester. 

Treasurer Hawley suggested that in connection with 

efforts to secure the 194-6 budget as requested by the Trustees, it 

might be helpful if the Administration were authorized to prepare a 

brief statement that would be easily understood by everyone end 

that could be readily remembered. He suggested the following points 

to answer the question "What Does the College Really Need for 194-6?" 

1. 19 new teaching positions 

2. A new physics Building 

3. A new Engineering Building 

A. Adequate salary scale for the faculty 

Trustee Taber said that he also had been considering the 
best way to present the 194-6 budget. He has been making an inde- 
pendent study and gathering a considerable amount of information on 
the support given by various states to higher education, the per- 
centage of students attending state-supported colleges, etc. The 
Associate Alumni of the College have agreed to publish Mr. Taber' s 
report. With each copy of the report could be distributed a state- 
ment prepared by the College Administration emphasizing the points 
outlined above by Treasurer Hawley. It was 

VOTED : To approve the plans of the College Administra- 
tion for cooperating with the Alumni in the 
publication of material supporting the 194-6 
budget . 

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meetings so that members might keep better informed on the work of 

the College and get to know each other better. The Trustees present 

expressed the feeling that the President has been keeping the Board 

very well informed through issuance of reports and letters but that 

more frequent meetings on an informal basis would be helpful. 

Accordingly, it was 

VOTED ; To hold more frequent meetings of the Board at 
the call of the Chairman and the President. 

It was also 

VOTED: To hold the first of these meetings Tuesday 
evening, November 20, at 6:30, at the Parker 
House. 

Trustee Whitmore speaking for the Buildings and Grounds 
.Committee referred to report just received from the special Alumni 
Committee on Campus Planning. One of the recommendations of this 
committee is that the College take steps to eliminate through 
traffic from the campus. Mr. Whitmore reported that he and a special 
committee of faculty members appointed by President Baker had 
attended hearing in Commissioner McDonald's office on Tuesday, 
November 6. Also in attendance at the hearing were a representative 
from Amherst College, the Chairman of the Amherst Selectmen, and a 
representative of residents of North Amherst. It appears now that 
the hew highway from Millers Falls will come into North Amherst but 
later a road will be built to by-pass both North Amherst and Amherst ., 

Mr. Whitmore referred also to recommendation of the Alumni 
that Lewis and Thatcher be made into women's dormitories and that 
the tvvo additional dormitories to be built by the Alumni Building 
Corporation should be for men and be located near Butterfield 
Dormitory. The Trustees have already voted that the two new 



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dormitories be for women and had not planned at the time of that 
vote on changing Lev/is and Thatcher for use of women. 

The committee felt that change in location of the dormi- 
tories was too important a matter to be decided by committee action, 
that the best plan would be to submit the Alumni report to the full 
Board for its action. After discussion, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Trustees approve the Alumni 
report on campus planning. 

Trustees Bartlett and Hubbard refrained from voting. 

It was also 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees approve the 

Alumni recommendation that the planning body 
be continued. 

President Baker reported that the Alumni are planning to 

raise funds for a war memorial. Present plans are to add to 

Memorial Hall. It was 

VOTED : To authorize the Administration to cooperate 
with the Associate Alumni in planning for 
fitting memorial for Alumni, graduates and 
students who served and died in World '/-jar II. 

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The following letter from Treasurer flawley to the 
Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees dated November 30 , 1945 
and the resultant mail ballot are hereby made part of the official 



records of the Board. 



November 30, 1945 



Finance Committee 
Board of Trustees 

Gentlemen: 

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Due to recent call of bonds held as investment of En- 
dowment Principal Funds, we have uninvested principal in the 
amount of $11,290, B nds called were: 

Monongahela West Penn. Public Service, 4 2' 3 of i960 

called at 105 
Great Northern Railroad, 3 3/4' s, called at 104 

As a result of discussion with the Chairman and one 
other member of the Finance Committee, 1 recommend that the 
Treasurer be authorized to purchase $11,000 of 2j>% Treasury 
Bonds of 1967-72. These bonds are saleable in the open market 
and it is felt that they represent the best opportunity for in- 
vestment of funds of this sort at the present time. 

Will you please indicate on the enclosed ballot form 
your decision in this matter. 

Very truly yours, 

/s/ Robert D. Hawley 
Treasurer 

Mail Bal lot 

In accordance with recommendation in letter of 

November 30, 1945, I do approve the purchase of ^11,000 U. S. 

Treasury Bonds of 1967-72 with uninvested principal of Endowment 



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Joseph W. Bartlett 
Philip F. Whitmore 
John W. Haigis 
Ernest Hoftyzer 
Richard Saltonstall 
Alden C. Brett 




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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 
January 9, 1946, 11:00 A.M., Trustee Bartlett's Office, Boston 

PRESENT: Trustees Bartlett, Brett, Whitmore, 

Malcolm, President Baker and Treasurer 
Hawley 

President Baker reported upon the recent conference with 
Governor To bin regarding the need for housing for veterans in the 
fall of 194-6. The conference was arranged by Trustee Hoftyzer who 
was present when it took place. Two alternative proposals were 
made to the Governor; one, that we try to arrange through the 
Federal Housing Administration for temporary small houses and 
barracks to house married veterans and single veterans in which case 
the College would have to provide foundations, grading and utility 
connections at a cost estimated at approximately .#160,000. The 
other proposal was that we build 8 low-cost buildings approximately 
30 x 100' — four of them to house 50 married veterans in apartments 
and four to house 224- single veterans in dormitories. It was 
suggested that this project could be self -financing. The Governor 
favored the self-financing proposal and agreed that he would submit 
a special message to the Legislature requesting necessary legal 
authority. This has been done. 

The President proposed that the Executive Committee 
approve the proposed project for low-cost housing on a self- 
financing basis under the .sponsorship of the Massachusetts State 
College Building Association and authorise the President and 
Treasurer to continue negotiations for this program. He pointed out 
the urgency of the matter since, to be useful, these buildings must 
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Trustee Brett, President of cue Building Association, 
reported upon the meeting of the uirectors of the Building 
Association held the night before in which there was considerable 
opposition to the low-cost housing project and the suggestion made 
by the Architect that permanent buildings already authorized and 
such additional ones as may be necessary probably could be completed 
and ready for occupancy in September, 1946. It seemed to be the 
opinion of the Trustees that if they can be assured that the perma- 
nent buildings will be ready for occupancy in September, 194-6, this 
would be a more desirable procedure. Mr. Brett was asked to in- 
vestigate this question further to see what assurance can be given 
of completion by this date of the permanent buildings. He advised 
the Committee that it was the feeling of the Alumni Committee that 
the request for additional authorization of §4-00,000.00 as 
recommended by the Governor should be supported and that necessary 
steps taken to see that this is adequately followed up. 

Mr. David But trick, former Trustee of the College, and a 
Director of the Alumni Building Association, was present at the 
meeting for a short time and explained further the feeling of the 
Alumni Building Association that permanent buildings are much more 
preferable than the cinder-block, low-cost structures proposed and 
that the alumni urged the construction of such buildings adding 
perhaps one more building to the two already planned and using such 
part of the $4-00,000.00 authorization now being requested as may be 
needed to provide temporary housing for married veterans. 

President Baker pointed out that the proposal was sub- 
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on the basis of the proposal for the low-cost, cinder-block 
buildings and that if any change is to be made in that program, 
those State Officials who are interested in it should be advised 
of such change. 

Mr. Alden Brett volunteered, with the assistance 
of his Alumni Building Committee, to make investigation in an 
endeavor to be sure of the time of completion of the proposed 
additional dormitories. In order to permit that investigation to 
be made, no action was taken except to take the matter up with 
the Board of Trustees at the annual meeting. 

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Minutes of Special Meeting of Group of Trustees 
to Consider problem of Veterans' Housing 

January 16, 194-6, 11:00 A.M., Trustee Bartlett's Office 

Boston, Massachusetts 

PRESENT.: Trustees Bartlett, Brett, Hoftyzer 
and Treasurer Hawley 

This informal meeting was arranged by the Treasurer with 
the approval of the Chairman. This meeting was hurriedly called 
to consider what action, if any, should be taken to apply for 
temporary housing which may be provided by the Federal Public 
Housing Administration in accordance with recent Federal Legisla- 
tion. Under the new Federal Lay/, housing can be provided by the 
Federal Public Housing Administration at relatively low cost to 
the College in view of the fact that the Government takes full 
responsibility for installation of foundations, erection of houses, 
connection of utilities and supplying of some equipment. However, 
applications for such housing must be filed at once, since the de- 
mand is so great that the Government is about to close the date for 
receipt of applications. 

It was proposed by the Treasurer that Trustees apply for 
facilities for 100 married veterans and 200 single veterans. It 
would cost the College approximately $60,000 to meet its obliga- 
tions in erection of such facilities on the Campus. This is based 
upon an estimated cost of #4-00 per family unit and $100 per indi- 
vidual veteran in dormitory accommodations. This covers the ex- 
pense of laying out such streets and walks as may be necessary, 
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It was the opinion of the Trustees present that the 
College should take advantage of this opportunity and that a request 
should be made to the Governor for funds to meet the necessary ex- 
pense. It was also the feeling of the Trustees that this should 
not deter the College from supporting the previous recommendation 
of the Governor to the Legislature for a grant of authority to the 
Massachusetts State College Building Association to issue bonds in 
the amount of <&4.00,000.00 for carrying out the construction of a 
third permanent dormitory and such other facilities as may be re- 
quired for housing and feeding. 

As a result of the discussion, the Chairman telephoned to 

each member of the Executive Committee not present explaining the 

situation and the judgment of the Trustees present. Trustee 

Malcolm was the only member of the Committee he was unable to reach 

by telephone. As a result of this telephone poll, it was 

VOTED; To authorize the Treasurer to file application 
with the Federal Public Housing Administration 
for emergency housing facilities for veterans at 
the College - the number of 100 apartments for 
married veterans and quarters for 200 single 
veterans, and to authorize a special committee 
composed of President Baker, Trustees Hoftyzer 
and Brett, and Treasurer Hawley to interview the 
Governor to request an appropriation of $60,000 
to cover the College's share of the cost of 
this construction. 

Trustee Hoftyzer arranged such a conference with the 
Governor for $:30 on January 16 and at that conference, His 
Excellency approved the request of the Trustees and agreed to sub- 
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At the conference it was also explained to the Governor 
that the Trustees and the College Building Association believe 
that it would be a better policy to erect one further permanent 
concrete dormitory under the proposed authorization for ,£4.00,000 
bond issue than to proceed with the cinder-block construction plan 
as previously explained, and in this also the Governor concurred. 

The meeting in Mr. Bartlett's Office adjourned at 
1:00 P.M. 




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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Committee on Buildings and Grounds 
January 23, 1946, 11:00 A.M., Parker House, Boston 
Chairman Whitmore presiding 



PRESENT: 



Trustees Y^hitmore, Hoftyzer, Haigis, 

Mrs. McNamara, Taber, Brett, Malcolm, 

Mrs. Leach, President Baker, Treasurer 
Hawley and Secretary Burke 



It was 



VO TED : To waive reading of the call and of minutes of 
the last previous meeting. 

There was discussion of prospects of obtaining temporary 

housing through the Federal Housing Administration for 100 married 

veterans and 200 single veterans, this housing to be ready by the 

fall of 194-6. President Baker indicated that the College is at the 

head of the list for housing being distributed through the i'.H.A. 

headquarters in Boston. The College has signed a request for units 

as indicated above. Probably cost to the College would be about 

$60,000. This amount has been requested from the Governor, and he 

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has approved the request, and plans to include it in his budget. 

The President said that the Campus Planning Council has 
recommended that houses for married veterans be erected west of the 
Food Technology Building and housing for single veterans be erected 
west of South College. This decision, however, was based upon 
cinder block style of housing, and the areas may or may not prove 
suitable for the type of housing which may be obtained from F.H.A. 

Because of lack of information on the type of housing 

that may be obtained, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees leave to the 

College Administration and the Chairman of the 
Committee on Buildings and Grounds, the final 
location of temporary or emergency housing. 






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Trustee Brett reported that the Alumni Building Corpora- 
tion believes that it can have ready for occupancy in September, 
194-6, two new permanent dormitories. The Corporation is not sure 
of costs. The contractor who built the other Alumni Building 
Corporation dormitories, Reed of Greenfield, will take the contract 
on a cost-plus-fee basis with an outside cost limit. In general it 
is estimated that building costs may be up 50% and furniture costs 
up 4.0% over the costs at the time that Lewis Hall was built. The 
Corporation plans to use essentially the same plan of construction 
as was used for Lewis Hall. One of the two dormitories would have 
kitchen and dining room. However, there will not be sufficient 
funds for bringing steam from the Power Plant to the site. 

At this point president Baker explained that the current 
budget includes an item for bringing steam to the proposed dormitory 
site. 

Trustee Brett suggested that the $4-00,000 which the 
Governor has recommended for additional buildings beyond the tv/o 
already mentioned, be used at least in part, for construction of one 
more permanent dormitory. The Corporation would prefer this to 
building cinder block dormitories. 

There was considerable discussion as to how the $4-00*000 
should be spent for housing, but it was felt that this matter should 
be left for definite decision at a later date. 

President Baker reported that friends of the Walt ham 
Field Station have introduced two bills in the Legislature, one for 
a new Administration and Meeting Building, and one for completion 
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by this report, since they have already acted upon a building pro- 
gram for the present year. 

Meeting was adjourned at 1:00 P.^. 




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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Committee on Faculty & Program of Study 
January 23, 194-6, 2:00 P.M., Parker House, Boston 
Trustee Carmichael presiding 



PRESENT: 



Trustees Whitmore, ^aigis, M rs. McNamara, 
Carmichael, Taber, Brett, Malcolm, 
Mrs. Leach, Bartlett, President Baker, 
Treasurer Hawley and Secretary Burke 



It was 



VOTED : To approve minutes of the last previous meeting 
and to waive reading of the call of the meeting. 

President Baker presented recommendations from a committee 
of the Associate Alumni and a Special Faculty Committee in the 
matter of granting of honorary degrees at the June, 194-6, Commence- 
ment. After individual discussion and separate votes, it was 

VOTE D: Unanimously to recommend that the Board of 
Trustees confer honorary degrees in June of 
1946 as follows: 

Master of Science - Fred C. Kenney 

Doctor of Science - Harry T. Edwards 

Thorne M. Carpenter 
Nils P. Lars en 

Doctor of Laws - James T. Nicholson 

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It was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
leave of absence for professional improvement 
for Dr. Harvey Sweetman of the Department of 
Entomology for the second semester beginning in 
February, 194&. 

President Baker reported that during the present college 
year Dr. Clarence E. Gordon, Head of the Department of Geology 
and Mineralogy; Assistant Professor William H. Armstrong of the De- 
partment of Engineering; and Mr. Philip Smith, head of the Feed, Seed 
and Fertilizer Control Laboratory, will all retire upon reaching 
the age of seventy. 

It was 

VO TE D; To recommend that each of these men be made 
Emeritus as of their rank at the time of re- 
tirement. 

President Baker reported that there has been continuing 
and insistent demand for a new course in Arboriculture to be given 
in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. This would be a two- 
year course and has the approval of the Stockbridge School 
Committee. The College is giving practically all the work now re- 
quired for such course. After discussion, it was 

VOTED; To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
the Administration to establish a two-year course 
in Arboriculture in the Stockbridge School of 
Agriculture. 

Upon recommendation of the President, it was 

VOTED; To establish a Department of Agricultural En- 
gineering and a Department of Civil Engineering 
within the Division of Engineering. 

It was also 

VOTED ; That Professor Christian I. Gunness be continued 
as Head of the Division and that he also be 
Chairman of the Department of Agricultural En- 
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It was also 

►TED; To recommend that Professor George Marston be 
made Chairman of the Department of Civil En- 
gineering. 

The meeting was adjourned at 3**U5 P.$U 




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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Committee on Finance 

January 23, 194-6, 3 '50 P.M., Parker House, Boston 

Trustee Bartlett presiding 

PRESENT : Trustees Bartlett, Haigis, Taber, Cole, 
Whitmore, President Baker, Treasurer 
Hawley 

The Annual Report of the Treasurer was presented. After 

consideration of the report, it was 

VOTED: To ask the Treasurer to arrange for amortization 

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of fraternity mortgages. 

It was 

VOTED ; To recommend to the Board that the report be 
approved. 

The Treasurer presented proposal for revision of Army 

Contract No. 48 to provide for change in number of trainees and in 

curriculum. These changes involve small differences in the rates 

of compensation to be paid by the Government. They are proper and 

fair in the opinion of the Treasurer, and upon his recommendation, 

it was 






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VOTED : To recommend the approval of supplementary 

agreement No. 1 to Array Contract No. 48, and 
also to recommend that the Trustees authorize 
the Treasurer to execute said supplementary 
Agreement No. 1 in the name of and for the 
Board of Trustees. 

In accordance with usual custom, it was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Board that it approve ex- 
changes in securities made during the year as 
follows : 

Purchases 



$500 U.S. War Bond "G" Reg, 2fs January, 

1957 500. 

$15,000 U.S. Treasury 2js, June 15, 

1972/67 15,000. 

$11,000 U.S. Treasury 2fs, December 15, 

1972/67 11,000. 

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$500 Indiana Hydro Electric Power Co. 5s, 

May 1958 Reg. 509.17 

$5,000 Yfabash Rd. Co. 4s Jan. 1971 5,073.59 

|2,000 Virginian Ry. Co. 3 3/4s, March 1966 2,119-40 
$5,000 Erie R.R. Co. 4s Jan. 1995 5,248.56 

|3,000 Texas Electric Service Co. 5s, 

July I960 3,089.19 

$5,000 Monongahela Vilest Penn. Public Service 

4|s, October i960 5,248.74 

$5,000 Great Northern Ry. Co., 3 3 As, 

January 1967 5,198.59 



It was explained by the Treasurer that two former stu- 
dents, whose notes are held by the Treasurer, covering loans from 
trust funds, have died recently, one having been killed in action 
in the military service, and upon his recommendation, it was 
VOTED: To cancel the following notes: 

Vernon P. Curtis, Jr. $80.45 
William T. Evans, Jr. 145.00 

Three former students, while in the military service 

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due on account of interest. The Treasurer recommended that interest 



due in these instances be cancelled. 



It was 



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To authorize the Treasurer to cancel the interest 
due on the following notes after having given the 
persons opportunity to make payment: 



Charles H. Knox, Jr. 
hyraan Raiklen 
Donald L. Sangster 



§14.75 
14.50 
21.75 



The President reported briefly upon expenditures as 
authorized by the Trustees of income from unearmarked trust funds, 
and upon his recommendation, it was 

VOTED: To authorize the President to ' expend up to 

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$500 from these funds in the ensuing year. 

A proposed contract with the Veterans Administration for 

the establishment in Northampton of a Veterans Guidance Center was 

explained by the President. The expense of operation of such 

center would be met under the terms of the contract from payments 

by the Government. The difficulties of financing such a program 

under financial and administrative restrictions of State control 

were explained, and following discussion, it was 

VOTED : To approve the proposed contract for the spon- 
sorship by the College of a Veterans Guidance 
Center, provided the authority may be secured 
from the State Commission on Administration and 
Finance to conduct the enterprise on a revolving 
fund basis. 

The Treasurer presented a brief report on building plans 

for projects under the Emergency Public Works Commission, and was 

asked by the Chairman to present this report at the meeting of the 



full Board. 



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Minutes of Meeting of Legislative Committee 
January 23, 1946, 5*30 P.M., Parker House, Boston 

PRESENT ; Chairman Taber, Trustees McNamara, 
Hoftyzer, Leach, President Baker 

Chairman Taber outlined the program which the Committee 
has been carrying on with Alumni of the College and with officers 
of the State Farm Bureau and the State Grange to secure support for 
additional appropriations for the College to provide additional 
teachers and buildings. It was felt that the program has been well 
organized and if continued should bring good results. 

Trustee Hoftyzer suggested that efforts should be made 
to have additional special stories similar to that run by Louis 
Lyons in the Globe appear in other Boston papers and in papers in 
Tforcester, Springfield and Pittsfielc. He suggested, also, that 
prominent Alumni could well write letters to the editors of the 
papers emphasizing the needs of the College. He stated that edi- 
tors like to receive such letters and they are often printed and 
at times might lead to editorials. 

Trustee Leach suggested that the President should contact 
members of the Vi'omen 1 s Advisory Council at least to let them know 
the important needs of the College, with the thought that some of 
the members may feel inclined to approach senators and representa- 



tives. 



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MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING OF EXECUTIVE. AND FINANCE COMMITTEES 

February 13, 1946, 11:00 A.M., Mr. Bartlett' s Office, Boston 

Chairman Bartlett presiding 

PRESENT : Trustees Bartlett, Whitmore, Carmichael, 

Taber, Brett, Mrs. Leach, President Baker, 
Treasurer Hawley, Secretary Burke, Wilder 
Haines, Attorney for the Alumni Building 
Corporation, Louis W. Ross, Architect for 
the Alumni Building Corporation, Professor 
.* Lyle Blundell, Department of Landscape 
Architecture, M.S.C. 

President Baker reported on progress toward preparation 
of contract with the Veterans Administration for establishment of a 
Veterans Guidance Center at Northampton under sponsorship of the 
College. h e has received authorization from the Commission' on Ad- 
ministration and Finance for financial operation of the Center on 
a revolving fund basis. Information for filling out the application 
to the Veterans Administration is practically assembled. After 
discussion, it was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to sign for the Board 

of Trustees contract with the Veterans Administra- 
tion for sponsorship of a Veterans Guidance Center 
by the College to be located at Northampton . 

There was discussion of contract to be entered into with 

the Federal Public Housing Authority for veterans' housing to be 

located on the Campus, end it was 

VOTED ; To authorize the Treasurer to execute contract 

with the Federal Public Housing Authority cover- 
ing construction and operation of 17 buildings to 
house 94 married veterans and 200 single veterans, 
the Treasurer to execute said contract in the name 
of and for the Board of Trustees. 

Mr. Haines presented lease form to enable the Massachu- 
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dormitories thereon and for the Trustees of the College to lease 

the dormitories upon their completion, '^his lease follows very 

closely lease previously signed by the Trustees in connection with 

the construction of the first two dormitories by the Association. 

After discussion, it was 

VOTED : unanimously by the Trustees present: 

That the form of lease of two parcels of land, 
for the erection of two dormitory buildings from 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to Massachusetts 
State College Building Association, and the form 
of lease of said two dormitories from said 
Association to the Commonwealth, pursuant to 
Acts of 1939; Chapter 3&8 f as amended by Acts 
of 194-5 1 Chapter 390, be and hereby are approved, 
as presented to this meeting; and that the Trustees 
of Massachusetts State College or a majority 
thereof be and hereby are authorized, in the name 
and on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
to execute, acknowledge and deliver, in or sub- 
stantially in the respective forms presented to 
this meeting, said lease of land from the Common- 
wealth to said Association and said lease of 
buildings from said Association to the Common- 
wealth, and to cause the common seal of the 
Massachusetts State College to be affixed 
thereto . 

Chairman Bartlett emphasized to the Trustees before call- 
ing for the vote just recorded that it was essential for the 
College to provide steam for these buildings from the central heat- 
ing plant. Request for the extension of the steam is in the present 
budget and this must be followed through end the steam assured. 

Chairman Bartlett instructed the Secretary to obtain a 
confirming vote on the dormitory lease by mail ballot from members 
of the Board. It was 



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VOTED ; To request the Trustee Committee on Buildings 
and Grounds to examine the final architectural 
plans for the two dormitories when the plans are 
completed and to empower the committee to act on 
these plans for the Board of Trustees. 

There was discussion of the present government bond hold- 
ings of the College and on the recommendation of the Treasurer, it 

was 

VOTED: To authorize the Treasurer to sell present hold- 
ings of Treasury Bonds 1 3/4' s, '4-8 in the amount 
of $28,000 and Treasury 2 ! s of '53 in the amount 
of $4,000 and to purchase Series G, 2%* s of '58 
in an amount not to exceed $32,700. 

Treasurer Hawley reported that he has application for a 

loan from Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority to purchase a house securing 

the loan with the first mortgage on the property • The -Finance 

Committee has discussed this request previously and agreed on the 

principle that properly secured loans to fraternities and sororities 

are good investments. After discussion, it was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to loan funds to Kappa 
Kappa Gamma Sorority up to 10% of the valuation of 
the property subject to approval of t?/o Trustees, 
this loan to be secured by a first mortgage on the 
property, to carry interest at i$ per annum, and 
to be amortized at the rate of 1$ a year. 

The Chairman appointed Trustees Whitmore, Brett and 

Boyden to assist the Treasurer in this matter, it being understood 

that any two of the appointed three are authorized to approve the 

loan. It was 

VOTED: To authorize the Treasurer to reduce the interest 
rate on the loan to Theta Chi Fraternity to 1$ 
per annum provided the fraternity agrees to 
amortize its loan at the rate of 4% per year, 
change in interest rate to be made at next interest 
date. 



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Gamma 

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VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to reduce the interest 
rate on the loan to Chi Omega Sorority to 1$ per 
annum provided the sorority agrees to amortize its 
loan at the rate of 1$ per year, change in interest 
rate to be made at next interest date. 

It was 

VOTED ; To adopt a general policy of loaning available 
funds to fraternities and sororities on first 
mortgage security at not to exceed 10% of fair 
valuation of the property at annual interest 
rate of 1$ and amortization at the rate of U% 
per year, such loans to be passed upon by at 
least two Trustees. 

It was 

VOTED ; In the event there are insufficient funds on hand 
for loan of approximately |5,000 to the Kappa Kapp 
Gamma Sorority, the Treasurer is authorized to sell 
U. S. Treasury Bonds of '72 in such amount as may 
be required to provide funds for the loan. 

Treasurer Hawley presented proposals for a deficiency 
appropriation for the current year in the amount of $22,320 and for 
amendment to the 1947 budget as previously submitted recommending in- 
creases amounting to $>35>300. These proposals are caused by two 
additional service demands on the College. 

1. Urgent request from the Poultry Industry of the State 
to provide for additional personnel and facilities for the detection 
and control of poultry diseases which are currently causing heavy 
losses in Massachusetts flocks. 

2. Vuith the building of additional dormitories and the 
influx of men students including veterans, more help is needed in 
the Dean 1 s Office and in the Office of the Superintendent of Build- 
ings to assist in registering, housing, and feeding of students. 

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VOTED : '^o amend the 194-7 budget to include the following 
new positions and other expense items: 

a. For the Poultry Control Service 



1 Research Professor 
3 Research Assistants 
1 Laboratory Assistant 
1 Junior Clerk 
Temporary Service 



#3,600 

4,860 

1,140 

900 

2,000 
$12,500 



b. Other expenses, travel, supplies 

and equipment $13,500 

c. ^or assistance in the Dean's Office, 
Treasurer's Office and the Office of 
the Superintendent of Buildings 

1 Assistant Dean 
1 Housing Assistant 
1 Junior Accountant 
3 Junior Clerks 



|2,760 
1,800 
1,680 
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After discussion, it was 

VOTED : To authorize the College Administration to submit 
an item of $22,320 as a deficiency appropriation 
for expenses of the College for the current year, 
itemized as follows: 

a. Personal service for employment of additional 
persons as listed in preceding vote, 10 new 
positions and temporary service for 4 months 
(one-third annual cost) $6,220. 

b. To cover shortage of current appropriation to 
meet present personnel commitments in Poultry 
Disease Control Laboratory $3, 600. 

c. Travel, supplies, equipment for additional 
Poultry Disease Control program as contemplated 
with e stablishment of new positions $4,500. 

d. To cover shortage of current appropriation for 
travel, supplies and equipment in Poultry 
Disease Control Laboratory ^8,000. 



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Chairman Bartlett emphasized that the Trustees recognize 
the needs of the poultry industry and its importance in the 
Commonwealth and heartily endorse their request for additional per- 
connel. However, the Board does not feel that it can in sincerity 
endorse a request for additional building since the Board is 
already committed to a large building program for the coming year. 
The Board suggests that the poultrymen themselves undertake 
measures to bring about the desired building and agrees to cooperate 
with the poultrymen through supplying objective facts as to the 



need. 



'^he Treasurer reported that a number of Massachusetts 



State College students who have been in the Military Service were 

borrowers from student loan funds and their notes matured while 

they were in the Military Service. The College is now trying to 

collect on these notes and the Treasurer believes it would be 

reasonable and create a favorable impression if interest charges 

during the war period were cancelled. After discussion, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees authorize the 
Treasurer to cancel interest charges on notes 
of students who have been in the Military 
Service; such cancellation to cover the period 
of service. 

Chairman Bartlett announced that John M. Deely of Lee 

has been appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Governor" s 

Council as member of the Board of Trustees vice David J. Malcolm, 

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VOTED: ^o elect Mr. Deely to membership on the follow- 
ing committees of the Board: 

Committee on Experiment Station 
Committee on Agriculture and Horticulture 
Committee on Buildings and Grounds 

The meeting was adjourned at 1*30 P.M. 




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March 4, 1946 



Board of Trustees 
Massachusetts State College 



*he following letter from Secretary Burke to the -Board 
dated February 15, 194-6 and the resultant mail ballot are hereby 
made part of the official records of the Board. 



February 15, 1946 



^0 Board of Trustees 
Massachusetts State College 



■H joint meeting of the Executive Committee and Finance 
Committee of the Board of Trustees of Massachusetts State College 
in Boston, February 13, 1946, it was 

VOTED ; unanimously by the Trustees present: 

That the form of lease of two parcels of land, for 
the erection of two dormitory buildings, from the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts to Massachusetts 
State College Building Association, and the form of 
lease of said two dormitories from said Association 
to the Commonwealth, pursuant to Acts of 1939, 
Chapter 388, as amended by Acts of 1945? Chapter 
390, be and hereby are approved, as presented to 
this meeting; and that the Trustees of Massachusetts 
State College or a majority thereof be and hereby 
are authorized, in the name and on behalf of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts to execute, acknowledge 
and deliver, in or substantially in the respective 
forms presented to this meeting, said lease of land 
from the Commonwealth to said Association and said 
lease of buildings from said Association to the 
Commonwealth, and to cause the common seal of the 
Massachusetts State College to be affixed thereto. 

The Trustees present constituted the entire membership of 
the Executive Committee and part of the membership of the finance 
Committee; namely, Trustees Bartlett, Whitmore, Carmichael, Taber, 
Brett, Mrs. Leach. 

The Chairman of the Board instructed the Secretary to 
convey this vote to all members of the Board and to obtain mail 
ballot confirming this action of the joint committees. 



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The Trustees present signed the lease forms and the 
Attorney for the Alumni Building- Corporation, Mr. Wilder Haines of 
Sly, Bradford, Thompson and Brown, is desirous of obtaining addi- 
tional signatures as early as possible. He will be calling on 
Trustees in the Boston area soon to obtain signatures. 

Enclosed is mail ballot for your convenience. 



Sincerely, 

/s/ James W. Burke 
Secretary 



aiail Ballot 

I vote for the following: 
against 

That the form of lease of two parcels of land, for the erection of 
t?ra dormitory buildings, from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to 
Massachusetts State College Building Association, and the form of 
lease of said two dormitories from said Association to the Common- 
wealth, pursuant, to Acts of 1939 , Chapter 3&&> as amended by Acts 
of 1945 } Chapter 390, be and hereby are approved, as presented to 
this meeting 3 and that the Trustees of Massachusetts State College 
or a majority thereof be and hereby are authorised, in the name and 
on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to execute, 
acknowledge and deliver, in or substantially in the respective forms 
presented to this meeting, said lease of land from the Commonwealth 
to said, Association and said lease of buildings from said Associa- 
tion to the Commonwealth, and to cause the common seal of the 
Massachusetts State College to be affixed thereto. 



Signed: Harry Dunlap Brown 
Philip F. ^hitmore 
Leonard Carmichael 
John W. Haigis 
Julius E. Warren 
Ralph F. Taber 



Alden C. Brett 
Frederick E. Cole 
Richard Saltonste.il 
Elizabeth L. McNamara 
Lottie A. Leach 
John M. Deely 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 
March 13, 1946, 11:00 A.M., Trustee Bartlett's Office, Boston 

Chairman Bartlett presiding 



PRESENT : Trustees Bartlett, Carraichael, Cole, 

Mrs. Leach, President Baker, Treasurer 
Hawley, Secretary Burke 

President Baker informed the Committee that the Griffen- 
hagen survey of salaries of State employees has resulted in 
recommendations for fairly substantial increases in salary of 
college employees. This matter of salaries, particularly for the 
professional staff of the College, is one that has been brought 
before the Board a number of times. The President said that unless 
some substantial increase is made, it will be extremely difficult 
for the College to bring in new people or even t o hold its present 
staff members. 

The president also recalled the interest of the Governor 
as expressed at the Annual Meeting of the Board in seeing that 
salary increases are made. 

Recently he said he has received information which indi- 
cates that the Griffenhagen Report may be disregarded by the Legis- 
lature but that the Legislature will adopt some salary increases 
of its own. The College has been invited to submit a schedule of 
proposed salary increases for members of the professional staff. 
Members of the non-professional staff of the College would have 
salary increases taken care of in common with other State employees. 

The President then presented to committee members his 
proposal for salary increases for members of the professional staff 
of the College. There was full discussion, and it was 



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VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees at its 
next meeting approve the salary schedule as 
submitted by the President, it being understood 
that the increases cannot be granted until the 
schedule is approved by the Legislature. 

Copy is attached to these minutes. 

Treasurer Hawley presented to the committee recommenda- 
tion that the 1947 budget be enlarged by the amount of $138,615. &§ 
explained that this additional amount is needed for the operation 
of new Federal and Alumni housing on the campus. The $2500 is for 
meeting the cost of travel for veterans in the Short Course program, 
He pointed out that although this adds a considerable amount to the 
budget, increased revenue from the operation of the housing units 
will more than offset the cost. After discussion, it was 

VOTED; To approve the addition of $188,615 to the 194-7 
budget as outlined in the attached statement. 

Treasurer Hawley also recommended that the Trustees 
approve a request for a deficiency appropriation of $8,900 to be 
added to the 194-6 budget of the College. The purpose of this money 
is to enable the College to operate dormitories and boarding halls 
during June for conventions and meetings on campus including opera- 
tion of Boys' State. The expenditure would be offset by revenue. 
After discussion, it was 

VOTED; To authorize the Administration to request 
a deficiency appropriation of $8,900 to be 
added to the 194-6 budget of the College to 
cover costs of conferences to be held on 
campus prior to June 30, 1946. 

There was discussion of the repeated request from the 

poultry and dairy organizations in the State for an Animal Disease 

Control Laboratory on the campus. Item for such a building is in 



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the 1947 budget passed by the Trustees and filed with the Budget 
Commissioner in September of 194-5 • 

Commissioner Cole emphasized the serious need that exists 
for more effective animal disease. control work to be carried on 
both through the College and the State Department of Agriculture. 
Chairman Bartlett indicated that the Trustees recognize this need 
and would like to see the building constructed. 

The President reported on recent conferences with the 
Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and other members of that 
committee in which they indicated strong feeling that there should 
be a good veterinary school established at the College. There was 
discussion of the proposal by members of the Yfeys and Means 
Committee that there should be established at the College a strong 
veterinary school and feeling was expressed that if and when a 
veterinary school is established in the Commonwealth, it should be 
at the College. It was emphasized that a veterinary school would 
be the most expensive school to operate on the campus and would re- 
quire satisfactory quarters, additional personnel and additional 
funds for equipment. 

The Trustees emphasized their feeling that neither a new 
building for animal disease control work nor a veterinary school 
should take precedence over the physics Building or the Engineering 
Building and it was agreed that President Baker would call on 
Chairman Smith of the House Ways and Means Committee to express 
the sentiments of the Board. 

The meeting was adjourned at 1 o'clock. 



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Proposed Increases in Salary Ranges for Teaching Research 
Faculty and Officers of Administration 

_ , „ Present Basic Present Range Proposed 
Number of ^^ Leg ^ j^ ^^ 

Title Positions msu Max, Min. Max- Min. Max, SJuy 



Cnstructor 30 1,620 2,100 1,944 2,520 2,040 2,640 120 

Research Assistant 13 1,620 2,220 1,944 2,640 2,160 2,320 120 

\ssistant Professor 51 2,220 3,300 2,640 3,720 2,740 3,320 180 

(Includes 1 Agric. Coun. for 
Women 
1 Physical Dir. for Women) 

Assistant Research Professor 21 2,400 3,480 2,820 3,900 2,920 4,000 180 

Issistant Extension Professor 12 2,400 3,480 2,820 3,900 2,920 4,000 180 
(Includes r~Exfc a Editor 

1 Secretary of Ext. Service 

2 Asst* State Leaders, Ext. 

1 Exp. Sta. Field Supervisor) 

Issociate Professor 8 3,360 3,600 3,780 4*020 3,900 4,320 240 

(Includes 1 Librarian 

2 Ext. Asst. State Leaders) 



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lessor 23 3,480 4,200 3,900 4,620" 4,200 5,100 300 

Includes 1 Asst. Treasurer 

1 Dean of Women 

1 Dir. of Placement 

1 Head Adm. Clerk) 
tesearch Professor 21 3,600 4,320 4,020 4,740 4,500 5,400 300 

extension Professor 21 3,600 4,320 4,020 4,740 4,500 5,400 300 

(Includes 1 St. Lead, of Home 

Demonstration Agents 

1 St. Lead, of County Club Agts. 

1 Ext. Editor) 

lead of Department 25 3,780 4,500 4,200 4,920 4,800 5,700 300 

(Includes 1 Dir. of Short Cr. 

1 State Lead, of County Agri- 
cultural Agents 

1 Secretary, M.S.C.) 

lead of Division 6 3,900 4,800 4,320 5,220 5,000 6,000 500 

Service Director 4 4,800 5,700 5,220 6,120 6,000 7,500 500 

(Includes 1 Dean, M.S.C 

1 Dir. of Experiment 

1 Dir. of Extension 

1 Treasurer) 

K^sident of College 1 6,900H 7,500H 7,320H 7,920H 11,000H 

cial Professor 12 5>000 6 000 ^ 

nuer tms proposal 8 Heads of Departments and 4 Professors would be allowed ™^ mm ' 
salary of £6,000. The purpose of this special classification is to enable the College 
to bring in or to retain outstanding teachers. There would be no increase in cost the 
first year to make this adjustment above that proposed in the rest of the schedule. 



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BUDGET FO& 1947 
SUPPLEMENTARY ITEMS FOR TRUSTEE ACTION 

Code 134-1-00- 

16 Short Course Travel $2,500.00 

Under the terms of the GI Bill, the cost of 
travel which veteran students are required to take 
in connection with their courses is paid by the 
Government, This increase- is needed to make it 
possible for the College to meet this cost in the 
first instance, The Federal Government will re- 
imburse the College and this will be a receipt to 
the State Treasury. 

The following for F edera l and MumM^EQU3in^Z£oIegJs 
The estimates for Codes 71, 72 & 73 which follow are 
to cover cost of operation of two large self -liquidating 
dormitories to house 300 students, 4 large wooden dorms, 
to house 204 itudents and 13 wooden apartment buildings to 
nous* 94 families. The wooden buildings are provided by 
Federal Public Housing Authority. The income from all of 
these will meet operating costs and in the case of the _ 
Alumni Dormitories will amortise principal. These buildings 
are part of the Emergency Housing Program for veterans* 

171 Operation of Plant - Personal Service f 

7 Janitors land firemen) <a ^1,140 ^7* Aon 

1 Watchman i *?7a 

1 Plumber t 7,n 

1 Electrician i ;7n 

1 Carpenter ^ ton 

1 Mechanical Handyman i nfn 

2 Farmhands - Grounds Maintenance 2,040 
Temporary Labor (for moving furniture and 

equipment and cleaning buildings) ^'onn 
2 Faculty Proctors © #600 lf £n 
4 Student Proctors J £100 _ - A Q. Q — 

#19,360 

5/6* s Annual for Program starting Sept, #16,133 

72 Heat and Other Plant Operations 
For Alumni Dormitories u 

500 tons Bituminous >oal @ $9.00 _ 4,500 

(to be used in Central Power Plant) 

90,000 KWH Elect. & .02 'cVa 

600,000 cu. ft. Water. ->*° 

For Federal Housing , . nn 

425 tons Nut Anthracite w $l£*00 6,800 

400 tons Furnace ■" 16*00 VoVn 

162,000 KWH Elect* 5, £,a 

600.000 cu. ft. Water 2&2- ft 

Total $23,&3^ 

73 Ordinary Maintenance 
Plumbing and Elect. Pixt. & Supplies i'Xno 
Carpentry, Masonry & Paint. Supplies 2, 000 
Insurance (as provided by Lease) 400 
Janitor 9 s Supplies & Telephones lf n 
Grounds, Roads and Walks 2&Q — 



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77 Boarding Hall - Personal Service 
New Positions 

1 Dining Hall Supervisor #1,620* 

2 Chefs @ #1,620 (1 at Draper) 3,240* 
1 Head Cook 1,320* 
1 Cook 1,020* 
1 Assistant Baker 1,020* 
1 Storeroom Helper 1,080* 
1 Dining Room Attendant 900* 
7 Kitchen Helpers .;> $900 

(2 at Draper) .6,300* 

1 Junior Clerk (Draper) 900 

Temporary and Student Labor 15,000 

Total Annual 4)32,400 
5/6 3 s Annual, for Program starting Sept, ' $27,000 

(*These rates are total cash rates less allowance 
for one meal.,. There will he no provision for 
full maintenance in the new unit.) 

This additional Personal Service is needed 
to operate a new Boarding Hall Unit which will 
he constructed in one of the two new self- 
liquidating dormitories and to fesd 300 persons* 

Four of the positions are needed to take care of 
the additional 200 veterans to be housed in the 
Federal Public Housing Dormitories and who will be 
boarded at the Main Dining Hall at Draper Hall. 

78 Boarding Hall - Other Expenses 

For Food, Supplies, Services at 

Draper Hall #33,000 

To cover feeding additional 

200 students to be housed in 

Federal Public Housing Dorms* 

New- ^lumni Dorms • Dining Hall 49 , 000 

To cover feeding of 300 students 
in new Alumni Dormitories to 
be constructed* 



Total #32,000 

92 Annual Lease on Dormitories 31,250 
Addition to present lease under 
terms of new lease dated February 15, 194-6, 
covering two dormitories to be construct en 
by Sept* 1946 ■ Payment due Sept, 1, 1946, 
Chapt* 388 of Acts of 1939 as revised by 
Chapto 390 of Acts of 1945 > 



GRAND TOTAL _* *' 615 



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ESTIMATE OF ADDITIONAL REV WO & 



Instruction 

251 Tuition 

400 additional # 



$220 



This item is an addition to previous 
estimate and is based upon the expected 
increased enrollment of veterans at the 
Government rate of §220 for tuition* 



♦88,000 



Short Courses 

252 Tuition 

200 additional $220 



44* 000 



Control Services 



203 Poultry kaw 

200,000 additional tests @ .05 



10,000 



Operation of Plant 

462 Room Rent Students 

Alumni Dormitories 

Room Rents 300 @ $125 $37,500 
Dining Hall Rent 5,000 

Fed3ral Housing 

Offset to cost of operation 33,000 



75,500 




Draper Hall 



» 300 Q §7^50 
per week 

• 200 m #7°00 
per week 



Total Estimated Additional Revenue 



74,250 
46.200 



120,450 



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April 4, 194-6 

To? Board of Trustees 

Subjects Authorization of Contracts 

The Federal Public Housing Project for Veterans is pro- 
gressing well. The Federal Agency has already made its contract 
with the contractor for the moving of the apartment houses to our 
Campus and their erection on the site here. The contractor expects 
to commence work on the foundations on April 8. 

Funds have been appropriated to the College in the amount 
of $60,000 to carry out its obligations in this project. Plans and 
specifications are very nearly completed for the construction of 
water, sewerage, drainage, street and other facilities in the site- 
development plan. It is necessary to act promptly in this 
connection in order to avoid any delay. Therefore, this request 
for authorization by the Board of Trustees to execute construction 
contract is being submitted by mail as indicated on the attached 
ballot form. 

Poultry Hou se Construc t ion 

In accordance with Budget recommendation of the Board of 
Trustees, the Legislature appropriated §20,000 last year for addi- 
tions and repair of poultry plant. Plans and specifications have 
been prepared by our Department of Engineering for the construction 
of six poultry houses; one at the College Plant and five at the Ex- 
perimental Poultry Plant. It is planned to advertise for bids 
immediately and since there is considerable urgency in this project 
in order that the construction may be completed in time to meet the 
summer needs of the department, it is also requested of the Board 
of Trustees that they act to authorize the Treasurer to execute 
construction contract as indicated in the attached ballot form. 

This proposed construction will be cleared through 
necessary government agencies before contracts are executed. 

Respectfully yours, 

/s/ Robert D. liawley 
Treasurer 



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I. Veterans Housing Project $50,000 

Recommended: That the Trustees approve the plans 
and specifications for the construction of 
water, sewerage, drainage, street and other 
facilities for Veterans Housing Project at 
estimated cost of $50,000 as provided for by 
Chapter 74 of the Acts of 194-6 and hereby 
authorize the Treasurer to execute contract 
for said construction in the name of and for 
the Board of Trustees. 

II. Poultry House Construction $20,000 

Recommended: That the Trustees approve the plans 
and specifications for the construction of six 
poultry houses at estimated cost of $20,000 as 
provided for by Chapter 736 of the Acts of 1945 
and hereby authorize the Treasurer to execute 
contract for said construction in the name of 
and for the Board of Trustees. 



Signed and approved by: 



Frank L. Boyden 
John W. n aigis 
Clifford C. Hubbard 
Philip F. Whitinore 
Ralph F. Taber 
Alden C. Brett 
Elizabeth L. StcHamara 
Harry Dunlap Brown 
Richard Saltonstall 
Leonard Carmichael 
Frederick E. Cole 
John M. Deely 
Ernest Hoftyzer 
Joseph W. Bartlett 
Lottie A. Leach 
John J. Desmond, Jr. 



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April 23, 1946 

To: Executive Committee of the 
Board of Trustees 

Gentlemen: 

We have been notified by the Federal Public Housing 
■Authority that the recent Congressional authorization for extension 
of the Veterans' Emergency Housing Program makes possible the 
allocation of additional units where they are needed. 

You will recall that by the authority of the Board we se- 
cured from the Federal Public Housing Authority the allocation of 
apartment buildings for 94 married veterans and dormitory buildings 
for 200 single veterans. These are now being erected on the Campus. 
Under the provisions of the Federal Act, the College itself is 
responsible for the installation of streets, walks and utility ser- 
vices and to cover the cost of this, we secured from the Legisla- 
ture an appropriation of $60,000. 

Bids were opened covering our part of the Federal Housing 
Contract on April 22nd and we secured a low bid of approximately 
$27,000 which is less than was anticipated. While we have con- 
siderable equipment to purchase and certain other expenses, it is 
evident that we shall have sufficient funds within the $60,000 
appropriation to meet the cost which would involve upon us if some 
additional units were assigned to the College. 

After consideration of our probable needs for next fall, 
President Baker has authorized me to request Trustee authority for 
applying to the FPHA for apartment-housing units for 50 additional 
married veterans. It is possible to use these Federal Housing 
facilities for members of the College Staff, who are veterans, and 
it is evident from applications already on file that the 94 units 
already assigned will be insufficient to meet the needs of the 
College next fall. Vie believe that 50 additional units will be 
needed and, therefore, request your authority for making application 
for them. 

In filing application with the Federal Agency for this 
additional housing, we have to certify that the application has been 
authorised by the Governing Board of the College and that funds are 
available to carry out the obligations imposed upon the College. 
The action of the Trustee Executive Committee will be sufficient 
authorization in the first instances and as I have above explained, 
balances in funds already appropriated we believe are adequate to 
meet the cost of these additional houses if they are provided. 



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Your action on the enclosed ballot form will be 
appreciated. 

Yours very truly, 

/s/ Robert D. Hawley 
Treasurer 



Mail Ballot 

Action of Trustee Executive Committee 

Re: Veterans' Housing Facilities 
April 23, 1946 



As described in letter of the Treasurer dated 
April 23, 1946, it is recommended that he be authorized by the 
Board of Trustees to file application with the Federal Public 
Housing Administration for fifty additional apartment units 
for veterans housing on the Campus. 



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Alden C. Brett 
Leonard Carmichael 
Lottie A. Leach 




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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Committee on Experiment Station 

April 26, 194-6, 11:00 A.M., Waltham Field Station 

Chairman, Trustee Brett 

PRESENT : Trustees Brett, Deely, Whitmore, Hoftyzer, 
Mrs. McNamara, President Baker, Messrs. 
Sievers, Koon, Whitcomb, Young, Guba, Gilgut, 
V>hite, Gaskill, Dempsey, Treasurer Hawley 

Trustee Brett called the meeting to order and explained 
its purpose as being primarily one to acquaint the Trustees with 
the staff of the Field Station and its program. 

Professor Koon outlined the history of the Field Station 
from its beginning at Lexington in 1917 to the present. 

President Baker introduced a discussion of the relation- 
ship of the Extension and Research activities of the Station, point- 
ing out its primary function of research. The demands upon the pro- 
fessional staff of the Station for Extension Service apparently 
cannot be avoided. Director Sievers expressed the opinion that 
they have a wholesome effect and it seemed to be the conclusion 
that their infringement upon research might best be minimized by 
the appointment of another staff member to handle Extension activi- 
ties. 

President Baker explained that question is frequently 
raised as to the financial support of the Field Station. This is 
caused primarily because the Field Station item in the College Bud- 
get includes only the labor staff and maintenance expenditures in 
an amount of approximately $15,000, while the professional salaries 
ere carried in the budget item of the main station. He recommended 
that the professional salaries be also included in the Field 
Station item. Following extended discussion, decision as to this 



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matter was puu over until the June meeting of the Trustees. 

At the request of the Chairman, Professor Koon then 
introduced the members of the professional staff of the station 
who each, in turn, described briefly his particular program of 



research. 



The Chairman thanked the members of the staff for their 



contributions to the meeting and stated that he felt it had oeen 
a very beneficial one for the Trustees. 

The meeting adjourned at 1:1$ P. M . 




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The following letter from President Baker to the Trustee 
Committee on Faculty and Program of Study dated March 11, 194-6 and 
the resultant mail ballot are hereby made part of the official 



records of the Board. 



March 11, 1946 



Committee on Faculty & Program of Study 
Board of Trustees 

Gentlemen: 

As it may not be possible to have a meeting of the Trustee 
Committee on Faculty & Program of Study until just before our 76th 
Commencement, or even over into the summer, I am taking the liberty 
of sending you statement of proposed changes in Graduate School 
regulations. Would appreciate your running through these and indi- 
cating your apjDroval or disapproval on enclosed card. 

You will recall that I submitted to the Board a statement 
of policy for the operation of the Graduate School on May 26, 1945 • 
This statement was discussed by the Trustee Committee on Faculty 
& Program of Study and later passed by the Full Board with one or 
two changes recommended by the Committee. 

If the full statement is not easily available, let me know 
and I'll send you another copy which possibly you may want to go 
over before making a decision on the enclosed proposed changes. 

You will be interested to know that ground was broken today 
for two new dormitories for men. These dormitories will be located 
in the area south of Fisher Laboratory. Perhaps it will be a little 
clearer if I say on the bench below and northwest of Butterfield 
House. These are being built by the Alumni Building Corporation 
which assures us that the dormitories will be ready for occupancy 
by September 15th. 



Best wishes. 



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Mail Ballo t 

Yes - on changes in the Statement of policy for 
the Graduate School. 

Richard Saltonstall 
Clifford C. Hubbard 
Harry Dunlap Brown 
John J. Desmond, Jr. 
Mrs. Elizabeth L. McKamara 
Leonard Carmichael 
Frank L. Boyden 




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The statements listed belo-.T are proposed changes in the regulations 
adopted by the Graduate S acuity on April 18, 194-5 . 

1. Page 2, paragraph That the first sentence be changed to read: 

"The student may be considered for candidacy for a degree only 
after he has completed successfully eight graduate credits of study 
at this College." 

2. Page 2, under " Res ide nce ." That the following statements be added 
to the regulation rein stated: 

"Members of the professional staff of the College , and teaching, 
industrial and research felloe and department assistants, whose 
appointments call for half-time services or more, may fulfill the 
requirement by taking less than nine credits per semester. 

"Any further exceptions to the above rule must be approved by 
the Graduate School Corimittee." 

3. Page 3, first par : the second sentence ("Not more than 
twelve credits ma larned. in courses open to undergraduates") be 
deleted, and the raring statement substituted: 

"At least six credits in addition to thesis must be earned in 
courses of graduate level which are normally not open to under- 
graduates." 

4-. Page 3, last par h. That this paragraph be deleted and the 
following statements substituted: 

"At least fifteen credits shall be earned in courses taken at the 
College, unless exception is granted by the Graduate School Committee. 

"Credits shall not be valid towards the degree for longer than six 
years after they have been recorded in the Graduate School, office, 
except on approval of the Graduate School Committee." 

5. Page 4, first ph.. That the following statement be inserted 
before the last sentence: 

"Approximately two-thirds of the major credits earned must be in 
courses of graduate level, not normally open to undergraduates. 

6. The phrase, "Department of Education," as it appears under " Note " 

on page 1 and a on pages 3 and 4- is a misnomer. In future state- 
ments of the re s , some other expression should be substituted , 
such as "Educatioi on page 4.) "roajo? adviser in Education." 

7. Page 4. That the paragraph second from the bottom be changed to reads 

"Not more than graduate credits may be earned in courses 
which are offered primarily for undergraduates." 



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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Executive Committee & Finance Committee 
May 14, 1946, 10:30 A.M., Trustee Bartlett 's Office, Boston 

Chairman Bartlett presiding 

PRE SENT ; Trustees Bartlett, Taber, Hoftyzer, 

Carmichael, Brett, Mrs. f'each, Presi- 
dent Baker, Treasurer Hawley, 
Secretary Burke 

It was 
VOTED ; To waive reading of minutes of the last meeting. 

President Baker and Treasurer iiawley reported on the 
status of the 1947 budget of the College. As passed, the budget 
for maintenance is reduced by #212,000 from the original request of 
the Trustees but in addition it is short by $128,000 which the 
Trustees voted to add to the original budget to provide for in- 
creased housing and other activities. Only five of the nineteen 
teaching posit ions have been approved. However, President Baker 
pointed out that the Ways and Means Committee informed him that the 
budget as passed does not represent the idea of the Ways and Means 
Committee as to the needs of the College in the coming year. This 
amount was passed in order not to delay the whole state budget but 
with the idea that a sub-committee of the Ways and Means would visit 
the campus to determine additional needs, especially to meet the 
veterans load. This committee was on campus two weeks ago and seems 
favorable to considerable additions to the budget. 

The President and Treasurer then presented to the Trustees 
the suggestions of the Administration for a supplementary budget for 
1947 to take care of needs of the College not approved in the budget 
just passed. There was rather full discussion of the various items 
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VOTED ; To approve the supx^leraentary budget for 194-7 
as presented but with the understanding that 
the Treasurer would eliminate column headings 
beginning on page 2 "Restoration of Cut" and 
"Additions for Operation". 

President Baker presented request from the Stockbridge 
School of Agriculture for ten new teaching positions to enable the 
School to take 65 additional students. He said that the School 
has objected that it is not being permitted to increase in size 
this fall in the same proportion as the four-year program. Just 
what percentage increase should be allowed to keep the two student 
groups in proportion depends on the year or years taken as normal. 
The President pointed out that if the average of the last twelve 
years is used as the basis of percentage increases, a total student 
body on campus of 2,000 would mean about 1562 in the four-year pro- 
gram, 296 in the Stockbridge School, and 142 in the Graduate 
School. However, if one were to take the peak enrollment in any 
year of each student group, the Stockbridge figure would be more 
than 300 for the coming fall. The total of 2,000 students on 
campus cannot be increased because of lack of housing. No action 
was taken on the request for additional instructors for the 
Stockbridge School. 

The President reported that Miss Edna L. Skinner, Dean 
of the School of Home Economics, will retire August 31. Careful 
search has been made for a successor for Miss Skinner and the 
President recommended appointment of Dr. Helen S. Mitchell. Miss 
Mitchell was Research Professor of Home Economics at the College 
from 1935 to 1942 and is now with the University of Pittsburgh. 
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VOTED: To appoint Dr. Helen S. Mitchell as Dean of 
the School of Home Economics effective 
September 1, 194-6. 

President Baker reported that Dr. Ernest J. Radciiffe, 

College Physician, has returned recently from military leave and 

has had a very fine offer to go elsewhere. Dr. Radciiffe prefers 

to remain in Amherst and is willing to stay if his salary can be 

increased by $300 so that he would have the salary of Department 

Head rather than Professor. This change in Dr. Radciiffe* s status 

can be made without adding to the budget or the cost of operation. 

Dr. Clarence E. Gordon is retiring this year from his position as 

Head of Department and it is proposed to use his position for the 

promotion of Dr. Radciiffe and to use Dr. Radciiffe' s position for 

the appointment of a successor to Dr. Gordon. It was 

VOTED : To increase salary of Dr. E. J. Radciiffe by 
$300 to become effective on the retirement of 
Dr. Gordon as Head Department of Geology and 
Mineralogy. 

Treasurer Hawley reported that bids have been received 

for construction of steam return lines and electrical distribution 

system for which funds in the amount of $130,000 were appropriated 

by the last Legislature. Ty/o bids were received - one for $92,514 

and one for $94., 700. It was 

VOTED : To approve awarding of the contract for im- 
provements to steam and electrical distribu- 
tion to S. Volpe Company at $92,514 an< i to 
authorize the Treasurer to execute contract 
in the name of and for the Board of Trustees. 

The Treasurer recalled that the Board has approved in 

principle the loaning of Trust Funds to fraternities and sororities 

on first mortgages on the approval of a sub-committee of the 

Board. This sub-committee has approved a loan of $5,000 to Kappa 



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both of these to be first mortgage loans on real estate in Amherst 
which the sub-committee has inspected. It was 




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VOTED; To authorize a loan of not more than #5,000 
to Pi Beta Phi Sorority secured by first 
mortgage on real estate. 

VOTED: To authorize the Treasurer to withdraw from 
Springfield Safe Deposit and Trust Company 
$10,000 of unvested principal funds and if 
necessary to sell U. S. Treasury 2^'s of f 72 
to provide amount needed. 




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approved by the Trustees. Increasing costs indicate that this 

rate should be raised from the present #7.00 per week at Draper Hall 

and $7.50 per week at Butterfield Dormitory. After discussion, it 

was 

VOTED: To authorize weekly board rate of $7.50 at 
Draper Hall and #8.00 at Butterfield Dormi- 
tory and at the cafeteria now being built - 
these rates to go into effect at the opening 
of college in September. 




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President Baker reported that Governor To bin had called 






conference of Massachusetts College presidents at 2:30 (May L4.) in 
the Governor' s office to discuss the possibility of establishing 
a college or school at Fort Devens to provide educational opportu- 
nities for qualified veterans who could not be admitted to Massa- 
chusetts colleges because of lack of facilities. President Baker 
said that it would be most economical for the State first to expand 
its present facilities at Massachusetts State College, at the 






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However, should such expansion fail to meet the needs of veterans, 
he would be very glad to cooperate in any way in making the Devens 
project a success. He said that no commitments would be made by 
the Administration without consultation with the Board. 

President Baker suggested that County Agricultural 
Schools might be expanded for two-year vocational t raining in , 
agriculture such as is now offered at the StockbrLdge School. He 
felt that this move would relieve the pressure for admission to the 
Stockbridge School. 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:45 P. M . 




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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Committee on Buildings and Grounds 

June 22, 194-6, 10:30 A.M., President's Office, Amherst 
Chairman Whitmore presiding 



PRESENT: Trustees Whitmore, Hubbard, Brett, Taber, 
Bartlett, Mrs. Leach, President Baker, 
Treasurer Hawley, Secretary Burke 

It was 

VOTED : To dispense with reading of the call and with 
minutes of the last previous meeting. 

President Baker said that word has reached him that the 
Colonial Inn property at the south entrance to the campus has been 
purchased by some local business men who are planning to erect a 
restaurant with dancing facilities. There was discussion as to 
what steps should be taken to see that a nuisance is not developed. 
It was finally agreed that the best procedure would be for college 
officials to talk with the business men concerned to obtain their 
cooperation in planning for a desirable structure that would be of 
service to the College rather than disservice. 

The President presented request frdm Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
for option on Lot A in the Louisa Baker tract of the College for a 
period of two years at a purchase price of $1,000. The Trustees 
studied the map of the Louisa Baker tract and it was felt that Lot A 
might be divided into two lots and still leave fraternities ade- 
quate space for construction and suitable grounds. After 
discussion, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees 

authorize the President to indicate to Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon that the Trustees are willing 
to reserve Lot A on a portion of the lot for 
option to the fraternity after a resurvey of 
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During luncheon at Draper Hall the committee was joined 
by the following members of the staff: Ralph A. Van Meter, Dean of 
the School of Horticulture, Messrs. Markuson, Sievers, Blundell and 
Marston - the latter four being members of the Campus Planning 



Council. 



There was discussion of the location of the following 



buildings: Physics, Animal Disease, Engineering, Dormitory for 
Women, Veterinary Science, Sororities. 

The group then visited various sites on the campus and re- 
turned to the President's Office to continue the discussion. 

President Baker reminded the group that the college bud- 
get for quite a number of years has carried an item for purchase of 
the Powers property which is surrounded by college land. The 
committee agreed that it was most desirable for the long-range good 
of the College that this land be acquired and, it was 

VOTED : To request Treasurer Hawley to investigate the 
possibility and cost of acquiring the Powers 
property and report back to the Board. 

There was feeling that if the College can acquire the 
Powers property, the road to Butterfield could be straightened at 
the corner and in that event Alpha Sigma Phi might be given more 
land facing Clark Drive in exchange for part of their present hold- 
ing on the road to Butterfield dormitory. This would permit Lot A 
of the Louisa Baker tract to be divided into two fraternity lots. 

It was agreed that the committee should not take final 
action on the location of the various proposed new buildings but 
should tentatively make recommendations and consult by mail with 
members of the Landscape Advisory Group of college alumni. 



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In accordance with this understanding the following 
opinion polls were obtained from members of the committee: 

1. To locate the Physics building opposite Goessmann 
Laboratory near North Pleasant Street so that it 
would be the first building in the interior of 
the campus from North Pleasant Street. It was 
felt that this would leave room for one more build- 
ing in this line in the interior of the campus. 
However, it was agreed that the physics building 
should not be placed so near to North Pleasant 
Street that traffic vibrations would interfere 
with experiments. 

2. Animal Disease Building and future buildings for 
College of Veterinary Science to be located north- 
west of Stockbridge Hall. 

3. Sororities to be located on North Pleasant 
Street from Lovers Lane to the Montague 
property. 

4. Future Engineering buildings to be located 
north of Draper Hall. 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:20 P.M. 




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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Committee on Faculty & Program of Stu4y 

June 26, 194-6, 4:00 p.m., Parker House, Boston 

In the absence of Chairman Carmichael, 
Dr. Boy den presided 

PRESENT ; Trustees Boyden, Bartiett, Desmond, Hubbard, 
Mrs. Icilamara, President Baker, Treasurer 
Hawley, Secretary Burke 

President Baker reported that in accordance with paragraph 
2, article 12 of the By-Laws, Dr. Thomas Sproston, Assistant Professor 
of Botany, had requested to be heard in matter of his release from 
the College as of August 31, 194-6. The committee requested first to 
speak with Professor A. Vincent Osmun, Head of the Department of 
Botany, and P rofessor Osmun talked with the committee and answered 
questions concerning Dr. Spro3ton's service. 

Professor Osmun retired from the room and the committee 
invited Dr. Sproston to appear, D r . Sproston presented his appeal 
and answered questions of the committee. After Dr. Sproston' s re- 
tirement from the room, the committee discussed the appeal and it was 
unanimously 

VOTED : That after hearing Dr. Sproston' s appeal, the committee 
sees no cause for action. 

On the recommendation of the college committee on Course 

o^ Study and of the President, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees approve the following 

new courses to be offered at Massachusetts State College 

Forestry 57 (l) Si Ivies. Forest ecology as a foundation for 
silvicultural practice: light, moisture, temperature, 
chemical, and mechanical conditions in relation to plant 
life; environmental factors from an ecological viewpoint, 
their effect upon forest vegetation, and how they are 
influenced by it; the development and silvical habits of 
the individual tree; the development, characteristics, 



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and classification of forest communities; plant indicators; 

methods for the study and analysis of vegetation and its 

environment. 

2 class hr3; 1 <4-hr. lab. and field period. Credit 3 

Forestry 59 (I) Forest Protection. The principles of protecting 
forests from harmful agencies with special reference to the 
prevention and control of forest fires; the causes, effects, 
and prevention of forest fires; pre-suppression of activi- 
ties; fire suppression methods; measurement of forest-fire 
danger; and fire-control standards, costs, and plans. In 
addition, the protection of forests from injurious agencies 
other than insects and disease is also treated. (Basic 
information regarding protection against insect and plant 
pests is offered in such courses as Entomology 72 and Botany 
51, respectively.) 

2 class hrs; 1 2-hr. lab. and field period. Credit 3 

Forestry 78 (II) Harvesting of Forest Products. Methods of 

harvesting forest products in the several forest regions of 
the United States with a study of the uses of modern mach- 
inery and techniques. Cost control as a factor in the 
development of harvesting methods and policies. Illustra- 
tive examples and practical problems. 

3 class hours. Credit 3 

Sociology 61 (I) Population Problems. An analytical study of 
population trends and problems of the world. In greater 
detail: the origin, composition, growth, migration, and 
urbanization of the American Population. 
3 class hours Credit 3 

Prerequisite Sociology 23 

Sociology 82 (II) Sociological Theory. An examination of the 
contributions of European and American writers who have 
concerned themselves with theories of the origin, growth 
and development of human social organization. 
3 class hours Credit 3 

Prerequisities, Sociology 28, 53. 

Sociology 76 (II) Introduction to Social Welfare. Contemporary 
problems of social concern: causes of poverty; methods of 
caring for adult and child dependents and defectives. A 
consideration of public and private agency administration 
and techniques, and an examination of federal, state and 
local community programs. 

3 class hours Credit 3 

Prerequisities, Sociology 23, 51, 75. 

Olericulture 73 (I) Marketing Practices, and Olericulture 74. (II) 
Merchandizing of Perishables. 

This is really not a new course, but simply an extension of a one 
semester course which has already been approved. In so enlarg- 
ing the course the material now included in course 1U has been 
divided into the two specific phases indicated by the course 
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Physical Education 5 (I) Physical Education Survey. A survey of 
the health, physical education, and physical recreation 
courses which make up the physical education major. This 
course provides an introduction to the broad field of 
physical education. 

Required for all physical education majors. 
2 class hrs. 1 2-hr. lab. period (Lab. hr. by arrangement) 

Credit 3 

Physical Education 22 (II), First Aid and Training. 

These two courses now form the introductory courses for major 
students in the Division of Physic al Education. 



Physics 95 (I) and 96 (II), Electronics 
3 class hours 



Credit 3 



This course will satisfy the needs of students who wish to go 
into the Electronics (radio field) 

Economics 83 (i) Business Management. A study of the problems 
connected with the management of a business enterprise. 
Alternate years. 
3 class hours Credit 3 

Economics 70 (III) Monopolies. A study of the growth, devel- 
opment and social control of monopolies. Alternate years. 
3 class hours. Credit 3 

President Baker reported request from Mr. Horman DeWind 

representing the Associated Contractors of the United States that 

Massachusetts State College offer through the Division of Engineering 

a one-year short course for training of superintendents of highways 

and other forms of construction. The Associated Contractors would 

build a building on the campus and provide equipment for the course. 

Some instructional assistance would also be provided by the Associate 

Professor C. I. Gunness and George A. Marston of the Divisp 
investigated this proposal and have 
of Engineering have/submitted a suggested one-year curriculum which 

they believe would make possible a very satisfactory one-year course. 

The President said that with the new engineering positions provided 

in the budget, it would be possible to handle the instruction. After 

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VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize the 
College to offer the following one-year course for the 
training of superintendents of highways and other forms 
of construction provided the members of the Associated 
General Contractors of the United States and other 
equipment manufacturers agree to erect on the campus 
a building to cost not less than $100,000 and also 
further agree to provide highway and other forms of 
machinery to be used for instruction, demonstration 
and research. 



Firs t Term (four months ) 
English Composition 



Lect. Lab, 



Mathematics 



Engineering Drawing 



Cost Accounting 


3 




Surveying 


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Lect. 
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English Composition 


Lab. 


Mathematics 


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Construction Equipment (4-) 

Business and Contract Lav/ 3 

Highway and General Construc- 
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Materials Testing 

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VOTED ; To promote Earle S. Carpenter, now Secretary of 
the Extension Service, to a vacant position of 
Extension Specialist at salary of $4-200 be- 
ginning July 1, 1946. 

Upon the recommendation of the Academics Activities Board 

and president Baker, it was 

VOTED ; To authorize payment from Academics Activities 

Funds of $50 to Leonta G. Kerrigan, Instructor in 
English, as extra compensation for extra service 
as advisor of the freshman handbook during the 
college year 1945-46. 

On the recommendation of the faculty of the College and 

of the President, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Trustees award the degree 

Bachelor of Science to Dorothy Harrington Barrett, 
Dorothy Helen Rieser and Donald Eugene Rowley as of 
the class of 1946. President Baker explained that 
each of the three has completed three years in 
good standing at M.S.C., then transferred to medi- 
cal schools. Each has completed the first year at 
medical school in good standing and accordingly is 
entitled to the undergraduate degree of M.S.c. 

Also on the recommendation of the faculty and of the 

President, it was 

VOTED ; To award the degree of Bachelor of Science to 
Frank George Brenna as of the class of 1938. 
Mr. Brenna completed all academic requirements 
in 1933 but his degree was withheld until he 
had completed payment of outstanding debts to 
the College. 

Upon the recommendation of Dr. Leon A. Bradley, Head of 

the Department of Bacteriology and approval of Acting Dean Alexander 

of the School of Science and of the President, it was 

VOTED : To change the name of the Department to Depart- 
ment of Bacteriology and Public Health. 

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Amherst, Mass. 

July 26, 1946 

Board of Trustees 
Massachusetts State College 

The following letter from Treasurer Hawley to the 
Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees dated July 18, 194-6 
and the resultant mail ballot are hereby made part of the official 
records of the Board. 



July IB, 1946 



To: Trustee Committee on Finance 



Gentlemen: 



Cue to the recent call of several bonds as shown in the 
attached report, we have at the present time $10,000 of uninvested 
principal - |>5,000 of this is earmarked for a first mortgage on the 
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority House which has been approved by the 
Trustees. 

I have discussed the investment of the remaining $5>000 
with the Chairman and it is our recommendation that it be invested 
in U. S. Treasury, Series G Bonds, 2^' s of '58. 

It seems to be the consensus that this is the best in- 
vestment available at the present time for an institution like our- 
selves with the restrictions placed upon our investment policy by 

lav; . 

If you approve this investment, will you please so indi- 
cate in the attached ballot and return in the enclosed envelope. 
If you have other suggestions, I shall be glad to receive them. 

Very truly yours, 

/s/ Robert D. Hawley 
Treasurer 

Mail Ballot 

Mr. Robert £. Hawley, Treasurer 
Massachusetts State College 

In accordance with recommendation in letter of July 18, 
194-6, I do approve the purchase of $5>000 U. S. Treasury, Series G 
Bonds, 2j f s of '58. 



Signed: Joseph W. Bartlett 
John W, Haigis 
Richard Saltonstall 
Philip F. Yvhitmore 



Alden C. Brett 
Ernest Koftyzer 
Ralph F. Taber 




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INVESTMENT REPORT 



Cost 



Call 

Price 



Bond s Called: 

Scranton Spring Brook 
Water Co., 5's of '67 

Ohio Public Service, 
4's of '62 

Jersey Central P & L, 
3^'s of '65 



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First Mort. Real Estate, J+% 
Beta Chapt. of Pi Beta Phi 



demand 
note 



$5,000 



Earmarked: 



First Mort. Real Estate, U% 
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority 

Recommended for Current Inve stment 

U. S. Treasury, Ser. G, 2^ ! s * 58 



$5,000 



$5,000 



Profit 



$9,4.50 


10,197 


747 


1,000 


1,042 


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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Executive Committee 
August 22, 1946, 10:00 A.M., Mr. Bartlett 1 s Office, Boston, Mass. 

Chairman Bartlett presiding 

PRES ENT; Trustees Bartlett, Whitmore, Brett, 

Carmichael, President Baker, Dean 

Van Meter, Treasurer Hawley, Secretary 
Burke 

Treasurer Hawley reported that the College had an appro- 
priation of $4-5 > 000 to extend the steam line to the new dormitories 
and to Butterfield Hall. The lowest bid for the work was $70,000. 
At conference with the Budget Commissioner and the Secretary of the 
Emergency Public Works Commission, it was agreed that the Public 
Works Commission would take the steam line to the dormitories as 
part of its already approved project for the College of extending 
steam and electrical distribution systems. However, Emergency Public 
Works would not take over the extension of the steam line to Butter- 
jfield. After discussion, it was 

VOTE D : To authorize the Treasurer to request the 

Emergency Public ^orks Commission to include 
the construction of a steam supply line and 
condensate return from the pit at Fernald Hall 
to the new Alumni dormitories in the authorized 
project Number PE3 - Improvements to Steam and 
Electrical Distribution Systems. It was also 

VOTED : To accept the low bid of the Cleghorn Company 
of Boston for construction of steam supply and 
return lines to new dormitories in the net 
amount of $64,228 and also to authorize the 
Treasurer to execute a contract with said 
Cleghorn Company for this construction in the 
name of and for the Board of Trustees. 

Treasurer Hawley discussed the question of appointment of 

architects for the physics Building, the Waltham Field Station 

Building, and the Animal Disease La.bore.tory. President Baker 



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recommended that different architects be employed for e ach building 

so that work might be distributed fairly. After discussion, it was 

VOTED : To request the Chairman to appoint a sub- 
committee of three to select an architect 
for the Physics Building in the name of the 
Executive Committee. This committee is to 
invite Erford W. Poole of New Bedford to . 
come to Chairman Bartlett's office at 
10:30 a.m., Wednesday, following Labor Day, 

The Chairman named the following as sub-committee: 

Trustees Brett, Whitmore, and Bartlett 

It was 

VOTED: To appoint Louis W. Ross of Boston as architect 
for the proposed Animal Disease Laboratory and 
to authorize the Treasurer to execute a contract with 
Mr. ftc-ss on the standard contract form and terms 
of the Emergency Public Works Commission in the 
name of and for the Board of Trustees. 

It was also 

VOTED : To appoint Barnes and Champney of Boston as 
architects for the proposed Waltham Field 
Station Building and to authorize the 
Treasurer to execute a contract with Barnes 
and Champney on the form and terms of the 
Emergency Public Works Commission, such con- 
tract to be in the name of and for the Board 
of Trustees. 

There was discussion of non-resident and veterans' tuition 
at Massachusetts State College. The Treasurer pointed out that the 
presently authorized fuition for out-of-state students is $110 per 
semester. The general agreement between the Veterans' Administra- 
tion and colleges of the country is that the colleges are permitted 
to charge the Veterans under Public Law 34-6 at the out-of-state 
tuition rate. For some reason, the Veterans' Administration has 
not agreed to. pay this rate to Massachusetts State College, feeling 



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that they need an opinion from the Attorney General concerning the 
legality of the tuition rate. The Attorney General's office has 
submitted a statement to the Veterans' Admini strs.t ion, but the Ad- 
ministration still would like to have a statement from the Board of 
Trustees that veterans' tuition is the same as that for out-of-state 
students. Such statements would be retroactive to September 1944* 
After discussion, it was 

VOTED; That the Trustees establish a tuition rate for 
all non-resident students and for all veterans 
enrolled under the provisions of Public Law 34& 
of $110 per semester and that said rate be 
retroactive to September 1, 1944* 

President Baker said that the two Alumni dormitories are 
developing slower than expected and will not be ready by the time 
College opens in the fall. It is planned to house 300 veteran stu- 
dents in the dormitories. He pointed out that if the dormitories 
are late by one or two weeks these men could be housed temporarily 
in the Drill Hall, Physical Education Cage, and Four-H Club Houses. 
However, if this period should be extended to four or six weeks, 
there might be a great deal of complaint and dissatisfaction, as the 
men would have no adequate place to study and no proper toilet 
facilities. He raised o x uestion whether it would be better to send 
300 veteran students to Devens for the first semester and return 
them to the College at the opening of the second semester. It was 

VOTED : To refer this decision to the president with 
power provided the Executive Committee of the 
College at Devens approves. 

In order to clarify negotiations with the Veterans' Ad- 
ministration concerning summer school tuition rates, the following 
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VOTED: That the Trustees approve the following tuition 
and fees for the six weeks' summer session of 
1946: 

Residents of Massachusetts #20.00 

Non-residents and veterans 4-0*00 

Non-residents and veterans - one course 

only 20.00 

Special Public health course - residents 15.00 
One credit course - residents 5*00 

President Baker reported that the Mead Bill has been 

passed by the U. S. Senate and Congress to add to the facilities of 

colleges and universities. The College would like to apply for 

some temporary structures including laboratories and classrooms. 

After discussion, it was 

VOTE D.; To authorize the president and Treasurer to 

file an application with the United States of 
America for Provision of Veterans' Educational 
Facilities, and Designating and Authorizing a 
Representative . 

WHEREAS, Massachusetts State College (herein called the 
"Applicant"), acting by and through its governing body, upon the 
basis of available data, has found that there exists or impends 
an acute shortage of educational facilities required for persons 
engaged in the pursuit of courses of training or education under 
I'itle II of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 > as 
amended, and to relieve such shortage proposes to request the 
United States of America through the Bureau of Community Facilities, 
Federal Works Agency, (Herein called the "Government"), to provide 
educational facilities, pursuant to Public Law 697, 79th Congress, 
(Section 504 of the Lanham Act, as amended), and in connection 
therewith, has examined and considered such law, the Regulations, 
the Information for Applicants, the form of application and the 
form of proposed agreement: 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board of Trustees of 
the Applicant (herein called the "Governing Body") that a justi- 
fication of need and that an application or applications be filed, 
in such form as may be required by the Government, to provide such 
educational facilities as are required to alleviate such acute 
shortage, and that the Applicant will comply with the various re- 
quirements and conditions necessary to enable the Government to 
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BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Robert D. Hawley, Treasurer, is 
hereby designated as the Applicant's Representative and is 
authorized in his capacity as such Representative to file with the 
Government a justification of need and an application or applica- 
tions to negotiate, execute, and enter into an agreement or agree- 
ments with the Government in substantially the form of agreement 
considered by the Governing Body, to negotiate, execute and enter 
into such other agreements and instruments and to perform and do 
any and all acts as may be necessary to provide a suitable site 
and site preparation, streets or roadways, sidewalks, landscaping, 
utility mains, technical or engineering data, architectural or en- 
gineering services, necessary rights of entry and rights of way for 
Government operations, to accept on behalf of the Applicant owner- 
ship and possession of such facilities, to assure the Government tha 
such facilities will be utilized by the Applicant to carry out the 
purposes of such law, and to do or perform any and all other acts 
that are necessary to accomplish the purposes of the Applicant's 
application, to perform the Applicant's obligations under its agree- 
ment with the Government, and to obtain the provision of such 
facilities. 

President Baker reported that the College has opportunity to 

establish an ROTC Air Corps Unit in addition to its present armored 

cavalry unit. It was 

VOTED ; To authorize the President or Treasurer to sign 
an application for an Air Corps ROTC Program. 

The Treasurer reported that the Legislature of 194-5 had 
appropriated funds for setting up a mastitis control laboratory on 
the campus at Amherst, but during 194-5 and early 1946 it was im- 
possible to get men for key positions in the laboratory and also 
impossible to get material and equipment. Because of the delay 
there has been considerable dissatisfaction from farmers which has 
made itself felt in the State House. The College has finally ob- 
tained a man to head the laboratory and is doing its best to get the 
laboratory into operation. There is still trouble however in find- 
ing equipment and also in purchasing it with funds available. No 
action was requested of the Board. It was 






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VOTED : To hold the annual budget meeting of the 

Board of Trustees on Wednesday, September 4, 
1946* It was further 

VOTED : That the meeting should consist of the meet- 
ing of the Finance Committee at 12 o'clock 
and full board at 6:00. 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:30 p.m. 




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Minutes of Meeting of Special Trustee Committee 
Board of Trustees, Masachusetts State College 

September 4, 1946, 10:30 A.M., Mr. Bartlett's Office, Boston 



PRESENT ; Chairman Bartlett, Trustees Brett, 

Whitmore, President Baker, Secretary 
Burke 

The purpose of the meeting was to interview Erford W. 
Poole, architect of New Bedford, vdio was interested in preparing 
plans for Physics Building authorized by the Legislature for con- 
struction on the campus at Amherst. After interviewing Mr. Poole, 
the committee 

VOTE D; Not to emrjloy Mr. Poole as architect for the 
Physics Building. 

There was discussion as to T/hat architectural firm should 
be employed and it was finally decided to employ the firm of Killam, 
Hopkins, and Greeley of Newbury Street, Boston. Trustee Brett 
talked with Mr. Greeley by telephone and Chairman Bartlett made 
telephone inquiries concerning the ability of the firm. Later 
Mr. Greeley was interviewed in person. 

The meeting was adjourned at 11*15 A.M. 




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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
September 4, 1946, 12:00 M., Parker House, Boston 
Chairman Bart let t presiding 



PRESENT: Chairman Bartlett, Trustees Whitmore, 
Brett, Taber, Saltonstall, President 
Baker, Dean Van Meter, Treasurer Hawley, 
Secretary Burke 

The committee interviewed Louis W. Ross, Architect on the 
Alumni dormitories, as to completion dates. Mr. Ross explained the 
delay in the finishing of the dormitories as being caused by 
shortages of materials, inability to get shipments, and difficulty 
in procuring and holding labor. He said that the dormitories would 
be ready by December 1 and there is a good possibility that the 
cafeteria may be ready for use before that date and possibly some 
rooms on the ground floor • 

The dormitories will house 300 veterans. Question then 
arose as to where to house these 300 veterans until the dormitories 



are ready. Two possibilities were considered, (l) Sending the 300 

men to Devens for the first semester. This would disrupt plans at 

Devens and would also require the sending of some teachers from 

Amherst to Devens. Further, it is doubtful if the men themselves 

would be willing to transfer. (2) Keeping the 300 at Amherst and 

doubling them up with other students or placing them in buildings 

not normally used for the housing of students. After discussion, 

it was 

VOTED : To keep the 300 students at Amherst as being 
the lesser of two evils. 

The committee then considered the college budget for the 

fiscal year 1943. The proposed budget was mailed to members of the 



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committee one week before the meeting. At the meeting they adopted 
procedure of going through the entire budget according to main items 
such as Administration, Instruction, Extension Service, Experiment 
Station, etc. It was agreed that with the tremendous demand for 
education both from veterans and recent high school graduates, there 
must be expansion of the teaching program. In view of this, it was 
generally agreed to reduce askings in all non-Instruction items in 
so far as possible. The committee cut $10,000 from Instruction 
supplies and equipment; $4200 from Extension Service personal ser- 
vice; $15,810 from Experiment Station personal service; f3>500 from 
Walt ham Field Station temporary labor; |3>2/ + from Control Services 
personal service; $1,500 from Productive Enterprises personal ser- 
vice; |3 t 360 from Operation of Plant personal service. 
It was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees increase 

the salary of the Director of the Extension Service 
from $5400 to $5700 per year so that his salary 
would be the same as that of the Director of the 
Experiment Station, 

It was 

VOTED ; T recommend that the Board of Trustees increase 
the salary of the Treasurer from #5100 to $6500 
per year in view of the greatly increased responsi- 
bility now carried by this position. 

Dr. Van Meter said that since the budget was submitted to 
the Trustees for consideration, a careful study has been made of the 
cost of transferring students from Devens to Amherst on the comple- 
tion of two years at Devens. Because of the accelerated program the 
men at Devens will have completed two academic years by January of 
1943. The College must therefore be prepared to handle them during 
the fiscal year of 1943. 



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He pointed out that it would be possible for men to com- 
plete four years at Devens in a subject such as liberal arts but 
that it would not be possible for them to take the junior and senior 
work in engineering or agriculture. He estimates that 300 engineers 
2/+0 science students, and 70 students in agriculture, horticulture, 
and forestry will be ready for transfer by January of 1948, Ten 
engineering instructors, 10 science instructors and 3 teachers of 
agriculture and horticulture will be needed to handle this group at 
Amherst at a cost of approximately $40,000 in the fiscal year 194-8. 
Supplies and equipment during the fiscal year 194-8 would cost 
$27,000. 

The Trustees agreed that it was not only desirable but 
necessary that these veterans be given the opportunity to complete 
the education which they have begun at Devens. After discussion, 



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VOTED; To add $67,000 to the budget to allow of the 
194-8 transfers. 

With these changes, it was 



VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
a college budget for 194-8 in the amount of 
$2,315,460 for maintenance. 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend approval of the budget for Board- 
ing Hall in the amount of $315,000. 

It was 

VOTED : To recommend approval of the budget for Special 
Maintenance in the amount of $92,150. 



The committee then considered the budget for capital out- 



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To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
18 capital outlay projects totaling $5,059,500. 



1. Power Plant Reconstruction 

2. Steam Line Extension and improvements 

3. Engineering Building and Equipment 

4. Addition to Chemistry Laboratory 

5. Classroom Building 

6. Building for School of Veterinary Medicine 

7. Remodelling Cavalry Stable for use of 

Mech. ROTC 

8. Incinerator & Building 

9. Replace Water Mains for Fire Protection 

10. Repairs and additions to Farm Buildings 

11. Reconstruction of Clark Hill Road 

12. Addition to Food Technology Laboratory 
13* Physical Education Building for Women 

14. Central Garage and Repair Building 

15. Purchase of Powers Property 

16. Armory for Military Training 

17. Reconstruction of Laboratory at Marshall Hall 

18. Purchase Montague Property 



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$900,000 
250,000 

.,225,000 
300,000 
450,000 
650,000 

30,000 

9,000 

10,000 

30,000 

30,000 

150,000 

450,000 

90,000 

4,500 

450,000 

6,000 

2£> OOP. 

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Minutes of Joint Meeting of Trustee Executive and 

Finance Committees 

October 23, 1946, 11:00 A .811., 49 Federal Street, Boston, !flass. 

Chairman, Trustee Bartlett 

PRESENT t Trustees Bartlett, Brett, Taber, 
TChitmore, Saltonstall, Hoftyzer, 
Mrs. Leach, President Baker and 
Treasurer Hawley 

The problem which has arisen in financing the College 
Store and certain other Student Revolving Fund Enterprises was ex- 
plained by the Treasurer. Section 5A, Chapter 75, General Laws, 
authorizes the Trustees to operate these enterprises on a Revolving- 
Fund basis. Their operation has always been on a cash basis and no 
problem of financing has arisen heretofore. The present situation 
is due to the fact that veterans, training at the College under the 
provisions of Public Lav/s 16 and 346, have their textbooks and class 
supplies provided by the Veterans Administration and payment is 
made in arrears. This has meant that the working capital is tied 
up in Accounts Receivable. 

The Treasurer reported that he had discussed with the 
Attorney-General 1 s Department the possibility of borrowing the 
funds to meet this emergency and the unofficial opinion of that 
department was that the law does not authorize Trustees to borrow 
funds and that this would not be a proper solution therefore. 

The Treasurer had also discussed the matter with the 
Budget Commissioner as to the possibility of securing State Funds 
to underwrite the Receivables and provide the necessary cash. It 
was the opinion of the Commissioner that this is not a feasible 
solution at the present time, due to the fact that no funds have 
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It was the opinion of the Committee that further effort 
should be made by the Treasurer and President to secure State Funds 
to meet this temporary, emergency need, and that they should also 
make an effort to secure prompt payment of amounts due by the 
Veterans Administration. It was decided to hold another meeting 
of the Committee at 11:00 A.M. on November 4- at the same place for 
further consideration of the problem and a decision. 

In the course of the consideration of the above matter, 

it was explained to the Trustees that all current funds, other than 

public appropriations, are held by the Treasurer in a single bank 

account. It was the opinion of the Trustees that Student Deposit 

Funds should be deposited separately, and it was 

VOTED ; To instruct the Treasurer to establish a 
separate bank account for Student Deposit 
Funds. 

The Treasurer explained the need for authority from the 

Trustees for an Officer to sign schedules for payments at Devens* 

Under the provisions of Section 5» Chapter 75 9 this person must be 

a Trustee or an Officer of the Board of Trustees. To meet this 

situation, it was 

VOTED : To appoint Mr. G. E. Erickson, Chief Fiscal 
Officer for the College at Devens, as 
Assistant Treasurer of the Board of Trustees. 

It was 

VOTED : To authorise the Assistant Treasurer of the 

Board of Trustees, G. E. Erickson, to approve 
expenditures from appropriations to the College 
at Fort Devens on behalf of the Biard of 
Trustees and in accordance with the provisions 
of Section 5> Chapter 75 of the General Laws. 

The matter of the transfer of the War Memorial Funds 

which was referred to the Finance Committee by the Board of Trustees 

was presented by the Treasurer and, it was 



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VOTED ; That the balance in the War Memorial Fund, 
$641.65 be transferred to the Treasurer of 
the Alumni War Memorial Committee, 

The Treasurer also explained that certain expenditures 

have been made from this fund from additions which had been made to 

it by the Alumni War Memorial Committee, totaling $4-59.21, and upon 

his recommendation, it v/as 

VOTED ; To approve expenditures from the War Memorial Fund 
on behalf of the Alumni Y. T ar Memorial Committee 
totaling $459.21. 

Upon the recommendation of the President, it was 

VOTED 1 To confirm the appointment of Dr. Charles P. 
Alexander as Dean of the School of Science. 

The President explained a proposal that the State Depart- 
ment of Health and the State College jointly file a bill with the 
next Legislature for a building on the campus to house activities 
of the State Department of Health in this section of the State and 
also the College Department of Bacteriology. The State Department 
of Health is now occupying a large laboratory in Fernald Hall and 
has need for further facilities in this section. They are 
cooperating with the College in teaching of Public Health Courses 
and it was the President's opinion that this is a very desirable 
proposal. It was 

VOTE D; To approve a program of joint action by the 
State Department of Health and the Trustees 
of the College in filing a Bill with the 
Legislature for a building to house activities 
of the State Department of Public Health and 
the College Department of Bacteriology; said 
building estimated to cost $450,000. 

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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 
November 6, 194-6, 11:00 A.M., Waltham Field Station, Y.altham 

Chairman Whitmore presiding 

PRESENT; Trustees Whitmore, Taber, Carmichael, 
Mrs. Leach, President Baker, Director 
Sievers, Professor Koon, Secretary Burke 

The purpose of the meeting was to determine location for 
new headquarters and office building for the Waltham Field Station 
for which the last Legislature appropriated $125,000. Professor 
Koon offered for inspection preliminary plans by Barnes and 
Champney, architects selected by the Board. These plans indicate 
a two-story building 101 feet by 134 feet with the basement to 
seat 300 to 400 persons for meals and a first floor auditorium of 
400 seats. 

Professor Koon said that the architect estimates that 
such a building will cost $250, 000 and he raised question as to 
how additional funds should be procured. 

The committee agreed that the best procedure would be 
to advertise for bids so as to determine exactly what the building 
would cost. After these bids are received the committee can de- 
termine the next step. 

Trustee Taber raised question as to the wisdom of build- 
ing during this period of high costs. If the building could wait 
a year or two, a much better price could be obtained. There was 
discussion as to whether it would be wise to seek to double the 
original appropriation to erect this building in view of the acute 
need for buildings to serve the educational needs of veterans on 
the campus at Amherst. After discussion and inspection of site, 
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VOTED ; To approve recommendation of Director Sievers 
, and Professor Koon that the building be lo- 

cated east of the present laboratory and 
facing Beaver Street. 

It was also 

VOTE D; To approve recommendation of Director Sievers 
and Professor Koon as to location of the new 
greenhouse for which the Legislature appro- 
priated $9 > 000; namely, to extend the most 
southerly of the present greenhouses to the 
east. 

The meeting was concluded by a luncheon in Waltham which 

was attended by those named above and Professors Dempsey, Whitcomb 



and Gilgut. 



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The following letter dated November 18 from Treasurer 
Hawley to Chairman Bartlett and members of the Finance Committee 
of the Board of Trustees of Massachusetts State College and the re- 
sultant mail ballot are hereby made part of the official records 



of the Board. 



November 18, 1946 



To Mr. Bartlett and Members of the Finance 
Committee of the Board of Trustees 

Gentlemen: 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees on September 4> 
194-6, upon the recommendation of the Trustee Committee on Finance, 
it was voted to appoint architects for the new college buildings, 
including the appointment of Kilham, Hopkins and Greeley for the 
Physics Building. While the Trustees authorized the Treasurer to 
execute a contract with Mr. Ross for the Animal Disease Building 
and Barnes and Champney for the Vvaltham Field Station Building, 
this action was apparently overlooked in the case of the architect 
for the Physics Buildings. 

We are now in the process of negotiating a contract on 
the standard Emergency Public Works form and specific Trustee 
action is needed. In the past, the Finance Committee has acted 
for the Board in these matters. Therefore, I am requesting a vote 
by mail ballot as follows: 

"To appoint Kilham, Hopkins and Greeley, Architects, 
for the proposed Physics Building, and to authorize 
the Treasurer to execute a contract with the above 
firm on the form and terms of the Emergency Public 
Works Commission, such contract to be in the name 
of and for the Board of Trustees." 

This is the same form of vote which was taken in the 
cases of the appointment of the other two architects. 

Very truly yours, 

/s/ Robert D. Hawley 
Treasurer 



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Mail Ballot 

Upon the recommendation to appoint Kilham, Hopkins and 
Greeley, as Architects for the proposed Physics Building, and to 
authori/.e the Treasurer to execute a contract with the above firm 
on the form and terms of the Emergency Public Yforks Commission, 
such contract to be in the name of and for the Board of Trustees. 



I do approve: 



Joseph W. Bartlett 
Ralph F. Taber 
Aid en C. Brett 
Richard Saltonstall 
John W. Haigis 
Philip F. 7»hitmore 




Secretary 



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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Committee on Finance 
December 4, 194-6, 10:00 A.M., Mr* Bartlett* s Office, Boston, Mass. 

Chairman Bartlett presiding 



PRESENT; Trustees Bartlett, Brett, Yihitmore, 
Taber, Saltonstall, President Baker, 
Assistant Treasurer Broadfoot, 
Secretary Burke 



Mr. Broadfoot presented several recommendations from 
Treasurer Hawley. The first of these was recommendation that, in 
view of the crowded conditions in dormitories this year, the 
Trustees authorise the Treasurer to make a refund of one-half of 
the amount of the semester rent to any student who, with the per- 
mission of the Dean, has moved from a college dormitory to an off- 
campus residence on or before October 7, 1946. 

There was divided opinion over this recommendation. Some 
of the Trustees favored rebate in full of the semester rent on the 
grounds that the College had not suffered through the moving out of 
these students. About five students are involved. Other members 
of the committee felt that it might not be fair to the students 
who had remained under crowded conditions. There being a tie vote, 
Chairman Bartlett referred decision to next meeting of the full 
Board of Trustees. 

The second recoiomendation of Treasurer Hawley was that 
the transfer of a small parcel of land at the northern end of the 
college property, aprjroximately 4j71Q square feet, for a similar 
parcel approximately 3,075 square feet, owned by A. D. Holmes of 
the college faculty be approved and the Treasurer be authorised to 
execute and sign the necessary deed in the name of and for the 
Board of Trustees. 



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Tau Epsilon Phi 
Fraternity 



Loan 



Massachusetts 
Beta House 
Corporation 



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Mr. Broadfoot shoTJed a plan of the land involved and said 
that while the College would receive less land than it would grant, 
the land it would receive was clear and level. The land to be 
granted to Dr. Holmes contains several stumps and is not level. 
The exchange would also help to straighten the college boundary 
line. He pointed out that the College would benefit by the ex- 
change in that it now has a drainage ditch through Dr. Holmes' 
land to protect one of the college tobacco barns. In the exchange 
the College would become owner of the land through which the ditch 
runs so that the ditch could be maintained. After discussion, it 
was 

VOTED: To approve exchange of land as described 
above and to authorize the Treasurer to 
execute and sign necessary deed in the 
name of and for the Board of Trustees. 

Mr. Broadfoot said that the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity 
has applied for a loan of #9*500 on property owned by the fraterni- 
ty at 41B North Pleasant Street. The Trustee sub-committee on 
real-estate loans, Trustees Brett and Whitmore, with the Treasurer 
inspected the property and recommend the granting of a loan of 
$7,500. After discussion, it was 

VOTED; To grant a loan of #7,500 to the Tau 

Epsilon Phi fraternity on the security 
of a demand note and a first mortgage on 
the property of the fraternity at 413 
North Pheasant Street, said loan to be at 
interest rate of 4% and to be amortized 
at rate of not less than 4%> and to 
authorize the Treasurer to invest endo?r- 
ment fund principal in said loan. 

Mr. Broadfoot reported that the Massachusetts Beta House 

Corporation has applied for an additional loan of -$3*500 to the 



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first mortgage loan of $5,000 granted by the Trustees in July, 194-6. 
The basis of the application is that the sorority has invested 
$7,500 in repairs and improvements to the property since the grant- 
ing of the original loan. Trustee Whitmore, Mr. Broadfoot and 
Treasurer Hawley have inspected the property and recommend the loan. 
Trustee Brett said that he had seen the house at the time of the 
July loan and that if the improvements were made as stated above, he 
would favor the loan. After discussion, it was 

VOTED: To grant additional loan of #3,500, making a 
new first mortgage loan of #8,500 on the 
property owned by the Massachusetts Beta House 
Corporation at 388 North Pleasant Street, said 
loan to carry same provisions as the present; 
i.e. U% interest and amortisation at 1$ and to 
authorize the Treasurer to invest endowment fund 
principal in said loan. 

In order to provide the cash for the above mortgage loans, 

it was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to sell U. S. 
Treasury Bonds, 2§ of 1967-72, in amount 
not to exceed $11,000 and to withdraw the 
amount of this sale from the Agency Account 
in the Springfield Safe Deposit and Trust 
Company. 

The committee then considered several proposals for amend- 
ment to the 194-8 budget and after discussion, it was 

VOTED : To add the sum of $20,000 to the 1948 budget 

for Capital Improvements, Steam Line Extension 
Project, to provide for extension of the central 
heating system to Butterfield dormitory. 

It was 

VOTED: To add the following new positions to the 1948 
budget: 

1. Junior Clerk, Treasurer's Office, #1380. 

2. Head Bookkeeper or Senior Accountant (The 
committee recommends that the Treasurer 



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establish a position paying approximately 
$3900 so that the Treasurer may be relieved 
of some of the office detail. However, if 
the Treasurer thinks it best to employ a 
Head Bookkeeper at -$3>000, the committee 
approves.) 

Laboratory Assistant - Experiment Station - $1,620. 
To assist in seed control laboratory. Volume of 
work is increasing yearly. 



4-. Temporary labor - Experiment Station, Seed 
Laboratory - $945* 



5. 



6. 



7. 



Senior Clerk - President's Office - £1,830. 
To relieve President's Secretary of reception 
desk so that she can devote more time to per- 
sonnel records. No position added in this 
office for more than 20 years. 

Assistant Registrar - Instruction - #2,820, 
To assist the Registrar in handling admission 
of students including Devens students. This 
work is now carried on a temporary position 
from the Devens appropriation. 

Senior Clerk - Instruction (Registrar's 
Office) - $1,330. 

To act as clerk for Assistant Registrar 
described above. This position is also 
carried currently on a temporary basis from 
the Devens appropriation. 



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VOTE D; To add the following reclassifications to the 
1948 budget; 

1. Joseph Paradysz from Mechanical Handyman to 
Technical Assistant - Grounds Service - $2,190. 
To hold an invaluable employee who is render- 
ing exceptional service in maintaining 
athletic areas and equipment. 

2. Paul V». Stickel from Instructor to Assistant 
Professor - Forestry - $2,820. 

Served as Assistant Professor during absence 
of Robert Holdsworth, Head of Department. 
Well qualified for rank and needed to serve 
increasing number of students majoring in 
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President Baker reported that the Administration and an 
informal committee of department heads have been studying needs of 
the College to determine ho?; the instructional program could benefit 
through the acquisition of surplus buildings and equipment made 
available by the Mead-Lanham Act. Under this Act colleges may ac- 
quire surplus wooden buildings which will be moved onto the campus 
without charge and become permanent property of the College, 
Surplus equipment is available at 95% discount. However, the 
College would need to provide for certain utility services and 
would have to be in a position to pay 5% of the cost of surplus 
equipment, lith the great increase in student body, President 
Baker pointed out that the college classrooms and laboratories are 
now overcrov/ded and more students cannot be admitted until more 
space is available. 

Members of the committee raised question as to whether 

acquisition of these temporary structures would impair the chances 

of the College acquiring permanent buildings through legislative 

appropriation. It was pointed out that even if the Legislature 

grants permanent buildings, it will take some time before they are 

completed and ready for use. Meantime there is serious need for 

space. After discussion and upon recommendation of President 

Baker, it was 

VOTED : To authorize the President to add the amount 
of #50,000 to the 1948 budget for the purpose 
of acquiring surplus buildings and equipment 
under Federal Works Agency. 



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President Baker pointed out that the College has a balance 
of #19,500 from the $60,000 which the General Court appropriated 
in connection with the bringing to the campus of temporary dormi- 
tories. If he can obtain permission to use this balance, he could 
reduce the amount requested in the budget to ^30,500. 

There was discussion of the need for an early start on 
the construction of an Engineering Building, Five hundred and forty- 
nine of the students now at Devens are registered for Engineering, 
By February of 194-3 they will have completed two years and be ready 
for transfer to Amherst to complete their instructional program. 
The Engineering Building should be ready by that time. Further, the 
College at Amherst has taken in a large number of Engineering stu- 
dents who cannot receive an Engineering degree unless the building 
is provided. It was unanimously 

VOTED; To authorize the President to introduce a 
bill in the name of the Trustees for an 
Engineering Building and equipment at cost 
of $1,500,000. 

It was suggested that the President consult with the En- 
gineering Department further as to whether this amount of money is 
sufficient • 

President Baker pointed out that Chapter 536 of the Acts 
of 1945 authorizes the establishment of a Mastitis Control 
Laboratory at the College. This bill fixed the amount to be spent 
in the first year at $13,000 and in each succeeding year at $13,000, 
Rising costs make it impossible to operate the laboratory at $13,000 
per year. The personnel alone, when they reach the maximum salary 
of their grade, will cost roughly $13,000. The President 
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bill and the laboratory be operated on an annual appropriation. 
After discuSwSion, it was 

VOTED: To authorize the President to submit an amend- 

in ■ i ■ ■ 

ment to Chapter 586 of the Acts of 1945 call- 
ing for the striking out of the sentence limit- 
ing expenditures. 

It was 

VOTE D: That in the event the 1948 budget does not pro- 
vide for appropriations to carry on mastitis 
control work an amount be added for that purpose. 

There was discussion of the need for more space to carry 
on the Dutch Elm Disease Program. Trustee Brett reported that he 
had conferred with members of the Botany Department concerning the 
recent increase in the disease. Apparently Dutch Elm is now 
threatening to destroy many elm trees in this State unless its 
ravages can be stopped. Space is lacking in Clark Hall for expan- 
sion of the program. 

President Baker said that he hesitated to ask for further 
buildings in the budget but that more space might be provided in one; 
of two ways. When the new physics building is finished, the old 
building might be used to house Dutch Elm or it may be possible to 
allocate one of the proposed Federal buildings for Botany. 

President Baker recalled that last year the Trustees 
approved a schedule for submission to the Legislature calling for 
increased salaries for members of the professional staff. The last 
Legislature granted general increases to State employees and these 
increases provided adequate increments to members in the lower pro- 
fessional grades. However, those with the rank of Associate Pro- 
fessor and above have not been adequately cared for and it is in 



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these ranges particularly that the College is out of line with 

other colleges. The President submitted a new schedule almost 

identical with that of last year except that it proposes increases 

in salary for those in the rank of Associate Professor and above. 

After discussion, it was 

VOTED ; To approve the salary increase schedule as pro- 
posed by the President, (see attached copy) and 
to authorize the President to submit the 
schedule either as an amendment to the 194S 
budget or as a supplementary budget item. 

The meeting was adjourned at 12*15 P.M. 



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Amherst, Mass. 

November 10, 194.6 



Proposed Increases in Salary Ranges for Teacning, 
Research Faculty and Officers of Administration 



Number of 
Title Posi tions 

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Associate Professor 10 
(Includes 1 Librarian 
2 Ext* Asst. State Leaders) 



Present Rang© Proposed Range 

mum Maximum Minimum Maximum Stej 



240 



3,960 4,200 3,960 4,320 



Professor 28 

(Includes 1 Asst, Treasurer 
1 Dean of ftomen 
1 Director of Placement 
1 Head Admin « Clerk) 



4,080 4,800 4,200 5,10° 



300 



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Research Professor 20 



Extension Professor 21 
(Includes 2 Ext* State 
Leaders and 1 Ext. Editor) 



4,200 4,920 4,500 5,400 



4,200 4,920 4,500 5,400 



300 



300 



Head of Department 
(Includes 1 Director of 
Short Courses 
1 Ext* State Leader 
1 Secretary M.S*C.) 



26 



4,380 5,100 4,800 5,700 



300 



Head of Division 



4,500 5,400 5,000 6,000 



500 



Service Director 4 

(Includes 1 Dean, M.S,C* 
1 Dir» of Experiment 
1 Dir* of Extension 
1 Treasurer) 



5,400 6,300 6,000 7,000 



500 



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Present Rata 


Proposed Hate 


4,200 
4,200 
3,960 
4,200 
3,960 
3,960 
4,200 


4,440 
4,440 
4,200 
4,440 
4,200 
4,200 
4,440 


3,540 


3,960 


4,140 
4,140 


4,320 
4,320 



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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - 10 

Alderman, George W. 
Fraier, Charles F» 
Foley, Richard C« 
Goding, Stowell C» 
Goldberg, Maxwell H« 
Hod fc -e, Walter li. 
Smith, J» Harold 

Wood, Basil B* 

Leland, ilarley A. 
Nodine, Earle H* 



PROFESSOR ~ 23 

Barrett, Rollin H, 4,800 5,100 

Blundell, Lyle L. 4,800 5,100 

Caldwell, Theodore C. 4,080 4*380 

Crampton, G, Chester 4,800 5,100 

Gary, Harold If. 4,030 4,380 

Fessenden, Richard W. 4,800 5,100 

freeman, Monroe E. 4,800 5,100 

French, Arthur P. 4,800 5,100 

Glick, Harry N, 4,800 5,100 

Gore, Harold H. 4,800 5,100 

iiargesheinier, falter G. 4,800 5,100 

Julian, Arthur li, 4,800 5,100 

Lanphear, Marshall 0, 4,800 5,100 

Musgrave, Arthur B. 4,080 4,380 

Neet, Claude C. 4,800 5,100 

Prince, Walter E, 4,800 5,100 

Sanctuary, William C. 4,800 5,100 

Torrey, Ray E. 4,800 5,100 

Trippensee, Reuben E. 4,800 5,100 

Vinal, ??illiam G. 4,800 5,100 

Wilson, Leonard R, 4,080 4,380 

Woodside, Gilbert L. 4,080 4,330 

Curtis, Helen 4,620 4,920 

Grayson, Fmry E» 4,620 4,920 

Bro&dfoot, John K. 4,080 4,380 

Teahan, Francis J. 3,120 4,200 

Harston, George A, 4,080 4,380 

— (vacant) 4,080 S>y&l$ 



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Archibald, John G, 
Bourne, Arthur i # 
Chandler, Frederick D* 
Colby, William G # 
Doran, William L, 
Franklin, Henry J, 
Fuller, James E, 
Guba, Erail F. 
Hays, Frank A. 
Holmes, Arthur D» 
Holmes, Julia 0» 
Kightlinger, Clifford V, 
iicKenzie, Malcolm A« 
Rozman, David 
Shaw, Jacob K. 
Sieling, Ttarren D. 
— — ~ — — — Freeman 

Whit comb, "barren D# 
new position - Control 



EXTENSION PROFESSOR - 21 
Bell, Ellsworth ?»'♦ 
Boyd, Oran C» 
Branch, Fayette H. 
Carpenter, Earle S, 
Cole, William R 
Donaldson, Ralph W. 
Ellis, Carlton C. 
Fawcott, Clifford J. 
Gaunt, Stanley H. 
Harrington, Wellesley C. 
Klein, Gay T« 
Loy, Lawrence V» 
Moser, Roy E. 
Parmenter, Robert 3, 
Thies, Wilbur II. 
Thompson, Cecil L. 
Wostcott, George W a 
- . , .„ . ,. .m n Parker 

Jones, Horace Ue 
Billings, Beatrice E. 
Oleson, Grunow Q. 



Present Rate 


Proposed Rate 


-4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,200 


4,500 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,680 


4,980 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,200 


4,500 


4,200 


4,500 


4,920 


5,220 


4,200 


4,500 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,200 


4,500 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,440 


4,740 


4,200 


4,500 


4,440 


4,740 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,920 


5,220 


4,200 


4,500 


4,920 


5,220 


4,200 


4,500 


5,100 


5,400 


4,800 


5,100 


3,660 


4,500 



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Bradley, Leon k* 
Feller 3, Carl R. 
Frandsen, Julius H. 
Gage, George E. 
Gaabie, Philip L. 
ilold8worth, Robert P. 
Jeffrey, Fred P. 
Lents, John D» 
Lindsey, Adrian ii # 
Mitchell, i^olen S. 
Moore, Frank C* 
Osraun, A. Vincent 
Otto, Raymond H« 
Powers, Fallace F. 
Rana, Frank Prentice 
Radcliffe, Ernest J. 
Ritchie, Walter S. 
Snyder, Grant B, 
Thayor, Clark L» 

Purvis, Albert W. 

Eisenmenger, Falter S» 
Gunness, Christian I, 
Koon, Ray M, 

Verbeck, Roland II, 

Dayton, James W« 

Burke, James W. 



s^:« ©^ Division - 5 

Alexander, Charles P. 5,400 5,900 

Kicks, Curry S. 5,-400 5,900 

^iackiiamie, A. Anderson 5,400 5,900 

Rice, Rictor A. 5,400 5,900 

Van Meter, Ralph A. 5,400 5,900 

SERVICE DIRECTOR - 4 

Machraer, William L. 6,300 6,800 

Sievers, Fred J, 6,300 6,800 

ttunson, Willard A* 6,000 6,500 

Hawley, Robert D. » , g,lpO 6,000 

GRAM TOTAL 542,280 579,280 
Cost in first year - 5/6 or $30,830 



Present Rate 


Proposed Rate 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


4,860 


5,160 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


4,380 


4,680 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


4,380 


4,680 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 


5,100 


5,400 



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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Committee 
on Faculty & Program of Study 

February 5, 1947, 12:30 P.M., Hotel Statler, Boston 



PRESENT; 



Chairman Carmichael presiding 

Trustees Carmichael, Bartlett, Hubbard, 
Mrs, McNaoara, Brown, Desmond, President 
Baker, Dean Van ^eter, Treasurer Hawley, 
Secretary Burke 



It was 



VOTED: To dispense with reading of the call and 

reading of the minutes of the last previous 
meeting. 

President Baker said that the Administration has been 
considering for some years a meritorious service award to be pre- 
sented to outstanding Alumni at the June Commencement, ^he Ad- 
ministration feels that this Y;ould provide an excellent opportunity 
to recognize one to three Alumni annually who have rendered unusual 
service. Further, such an award might help to protect the value of 
honorary degrees. The College has always been careful and has 
limited quite severely the number of honorary degrees awarded. 
After discussion, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees authorize annual 

award of a meritorious service medal to outstand- 
ing Alumni of the College during the June Commence- 
ment, the names of prospective recipients to be 
submitted by the Associate Alumni through the 
College Administration to the Trustees for 
approval • 

It was 

TOTED: To recommend that the Trustees name the two new 
dormitories now being completed by the Massachu- 
setts State College Building Association - 
Chadbourne Hall and Greenough Hall in honor of 
former Presidents Paul A. Chadbourne and James 
C. Greenough. Cadbourne Hall is designated as 
the southerly of the two dormitories, Greenough 
Hall as the northerly. 



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President Baker said that these two are the only former 
presidents of the College who have not had buildings named for them. 

President Baker and Secretary Burke presented request 

from the Massachusetts Farm Bureau and other agricultural groups 

calling for the establishment of five new positions of Extension 

Specialist at $4200 each, five Junior Clerks at $1380 each, and an 

amount of $3300 for travel; one of the Specialists to serve the 

field of Entomology, one to serve Cranberry Growers, and three to 

serve the Dairy Industry. President Baker recommended the inclusion 

of these positions in the budget for the year beginning July 1, 

1947. After discussion, it was 

VOTED: To recommend for consideration by the Finance 

Committee requests of the Farm Bureau Federation 
and other agricultural organizations as listed 
above leaving to the Finance Committee the de- 
termination as to whether it is financially 
possible or advisable that these positions be 
included in this year's budget. 

President Baker presented list of candidates for honorary 
degrees to be awarded at the June Commencement, ^e said that a 
committee of Alumni had proposed a list of names to the Administra- 
tion, that the Administration had accepted some of the names, and 
had included one not suggested by the Associate Alumni. President 
Baker read full records of each individual on his list and after 
discussion, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Trustees authorize award 
of the following degrees at the June Commence- 
ment of 1947. 

1. Francis A. Bartlott, class of 1905, the 
honorary degree Doctor of Agriculture. 

2. Sidney B. Haskell, class of 1904, the 
honorary degree Doctor of Science. 

3. Mrs. Minnie Ryan Dwight of Holyoke, the 
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U. Frank S. Clark, with the class of 1887, 
the degree Bachelor of Science extra 
ordinem. 

During the temporary absence from the meeting of President 

Baker, the committee unanimously 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Trustees award the honorary 
degree Doctor of Laws to President Hugh P. Baker. 

At the request of the President, Secretary Burke outlined 
the present vacation arrangements for members of the professional 
staff of the College. He said that under Chapter 75, the Board of 
Trustees has authority to "elect the president, necessary professors 
tutors, instructors, and other officers of the College and fix their 
salaries and define the duties and tenure of office." Until April 
of 194-3 and under authority of the Board, the College granted annual 
vacations of one month to members of the professional and clerical 
staffs other than resident teachers. In April of 1943 > the 
Commission on Administration and Finance adopted rules and regula- 
tions fixing the vacations of all state employees other than 
teachers at two weeks per year until five years of service, three 
weeks per year after five years of service, and four weeks per year 
after ten years of service. 

Director Munson of the Extension Service, and Director 
Sievers of the Experiment Station have had great difficulty since 
that time in recruiting new members of their professional staffs. 
Recruits generally come from other colleges and these other colleges 
grant at least one month's annual vacation. The Directors feel that 
vacation regulations are working against the best interests of 
their services and that there will be a tendency for standards to be 
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Ralph A. — 
.Acting 

President 



Department of 
Education 



Department of 
Psychology 



Department of 
Romance Language 



Department of 
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Literature 



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has been made in writing to the Commission on Administration and 

Finance requesting exemption from the vacation regulations but no 

reply has been received. 

The committee discussed the vacation policy and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees fix 
the annual vacation of members of the pro- 
fessional staff of the College other than 
resident teachers at one month. 

On the recommendation of President Baker, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Trustees name Dean 
Ralph &. Van Meter as Acting President of 
the College during any absence of President 
Baker between now and June 30, 194-7 • 

On the recommendation of President Baker, it was 

VOTED ; T recommend that the Trustees authorize the 
Administration to divide the present Depart- 
ment of Education and Psychology into a De- 
partment of Education and a Department of 
Psychology; also, to recommend that Dr. Albert 
W. Purvis, present Chairman of the combined De- 
partment, be appointed Chairman of the Depart- 
ment of Education, and that Dr. Claude C. Meet 
be appointed Chairman of the Department of 
Psychology; changes to be effective September 1, 
1S 5 47. In keeping with recent policy of the 
Board, it is understood that each Department 
Chairman is to serve on a rotating basis. 

It was also recommended that the Trustees 
authorize the Administration to divide the 
present Department of Languages and Literature 
into a Department of Romance language and a 
Department of Languages and Literature effective 
September 1, 194-7; also, that Dr. Charles F. 
Fraker be appointed Chairman of the Department 
of Romance Languages and that Professor Frank 
Prentice Rand, now Head of the combined Depart- 
ment, be appointed Chairmen, of the Department 
of Languages and Literature, these chairman- 
ships to be on a rotating basis as mentioned 
in paragraph above. 



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On the recommendation of President Baker, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Trustees elect Philip H. 
Smith, who retired September 30, 194-6 as Head 
of the Feeds, Fertilizers, and Seeds Laboratory 
as Research Professor Emeritus* 

The meeting was adjourned at 2s 50 P,M. 



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Minutes of Meeting of Trustee Committee on Finance. 

February 5, 1947, 2:50 P.M., Hotel Statler, Boston 

Chairman Bartlett presiding 

PRESENT ; Trustees Bartlett, Carraichael, Brett, 
Hubbard, Whitmore, Taber, Saltonstall, 
Desmond, Mrs. McNamara, President 
Baker, Dean Van Meter, Treasurer 
Hawley, Secretary Burke 

It was 

VOTED ; T dispense with reading of the call and 

reading of the minutes of the last previous 
meeting. 

Dr. Carmichael reviewed the recent meeting of the 

Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Massachusetts State 

College at Fort Devens concerning salary increases for members of 

the teaching staff and upon recommendation of this committee, it was 

VOTED; To recommend a guarantee of six weeks summer 
session employment in the summer of 1947 to 
all members of the teaching staff at Fort 
Devens at one-fourth of the annual salary, 
provided that approval for this arrangement 
can be worked out between Dr. Hodnett and the 
Commission on Administration and Finance. 

There followed discussion of the proposal to grant extra 

step-rate increases in the fall of 1947 to Instructors and 

Assistant Professors as discussed by the Executive Committee at 

Devens and, it was 

VOTED; To recommend that the Trustees request a 

minimum salary for Instructors at Massachu- 
setts State College of $2460 and a minimum 
salary for Assistant Professors of $3000 
effective September 1, 1947 and approve 
necessary amendment of the budget to provide 
for these two rates. 



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It was the feeling of the Trustees in making this vote 
that the financial problem of teachers at Devens is very similar to 
the problem of teachers at the State College at Amherst and that 
the salary scale should be the same at both colleges. 

It was 

VOTED; To ratify changes in investments of endowment 
funds made by the Springfield Safe Deposit and 
Trust Company during the calendar year 194-6 as 
authorized by the Finance Committee and as 
listed in the attached report. 

It was 

VOTE D; To recommend that the Trustees approve a 
mortgage loan of $24,000 to Kappa Sigma 
fraternity, the loan to be amortized in 
twenty years. 

Trustee Brett abstained from voting. 

It was 

VOTED ; To authorize the Treasurer to sell the follow- 
ing stocks and bonds. 



Endowment 
Funds 



Loan 

Kappa Sigma 
Fraternity 



$2400 Columbus Venetian Stevens bonds of '55- 
12 shares Columbus Venetian Stevens stocks. 
65 shares Community Public Service stock. 

these securities to be sold at market value within 30 



aays, 



It was 

VOTED; To authorize the Treasurer to sell $15,000 

U. S. Treasury 2§ bonds, market value, January 
15, of $15,445.50 to provide funds for the loan 
to Kappa Sigma fraternity as voted above and to 
authorize him to withdraw from Savings Bank 
accounts such further funds as may be required 
for this loan. 

It was 

VOTED: To confirm action of the Treasurer in refund- 

ing one-half semester rent to four students who 
left Commonwealth Circle a few days after the 
opening of the fall semester because of crowded 
conditions • 



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Agency 



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Association 



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It was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Trustees authorize the 
President and Treasurer to execute a contract 
with the Bureau of Community Facilities of the 
Federal Works Agency for the construction and 
equipment of temporary educational facilities 
for veterans on the campus and to authorize the 
President and Treasurer to sign such contract 
in the name of and for the Board of Trustees, 
Treasurer Hawley explained that the Trustees 
previously authorize the Administration to 
negotiate with Federal TCorks Agency with a 
view to obtaining temporary wooden buildings 
for use as classrooms and laboratories. Four 
buildings have now been located and are promised 
to the College. Cost to the College is esti- 
mated at $30,000. 

Treasurer Hawley said that the Massachusetts State College 
Building Association was authorized by the Legislature to increase 
its capital by $4-00, 000 and to construct additional housing facili- 
ties on the Campus. There is prospective urgent need for housing by 
1943 and the Association would like to have instructions from the 
Trustees as to proceeding with completion of another dormitory. 
After discussion, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees request the 

Massachusetts State College Building Associa- 
tion to proceed as promptly as possible with 
the construction of a dormitory to be placed 
north of Lewis Hall and to provide in addition 
to student rooms, kitchen and dining facilities 
for approximately 450 students in the Lewis- 
Thatcher group, the new building to house 
women students. 

Treasurer Hawley pointed out that employees of Massachu- 
setts State College at Amherst and at Devens who handle cash are 
covered by commercial blanket bond of $10,000 and that the Treasurer 
at Amherst and the Chief Fiscal Officer at Devens are each covered 
by a $10,000 surety bond. In view of the increasing amounts of 
cash handled, he recommended that the blanket bond be increased 
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VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees increase the 
commercial blanket bond covering employees 
of Massachusetts State College at Amherst 
and at Devens from $10,000 to $20,000. 

President Baker reported that during the past week a 

delegation of poultrymen representing the Massachusetts Federation 

of Poultry Associations called at the College to request the 

establishment of a diagnostic station for poultry to be located in 

the new building proposed for the Waltham Field Station. TCaltham 

is central to the poultry industry of eastern Massachusetts and the 

poultrymen felt that the diagnostic service would be more used if 

located near to the heart of the industry. The cost of setting up 

the station, buying supplies, and staffing it for the first year 

would amount to $50,000. After consideration, it was 

VOTED ; To refer this request to the Committee on 
Agriculture. 

President Baker and Treasurer Hawley presented several 

proposals for amendment of the college budget for 1943. On their 

recommendation, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Trustees approve addi- 
tion of one Junior Accountant at $2230, two 
Senior Clerks at $1330 each, and one Junior 
Clerk at $1330 to serve in the Treasurer' s 
Office. This personnel is needed to handle 
the additional work involved in changing 543 
employ ses from monthly to weekly payroll 
basis as required by the Legislature beginning 
July 1, 1947. 

The Committee next considered request for addition of 

five Extension Specialists, five Junior Clerks, and $3300 for 

travel as requested by the Farm Bureau and other agricultural 

organizations. After consideration, it was 

VOTED ; To refer these items to the Committee on 
Agriculture. 



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On the recommendation of the President and Treasurer, 



it was 



VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees authorize 

addition of seven positions under Operation 
of Plant at a cost of $12,330 to care for 
four new classroom and laboratory buildings 
to be provided by the Federal 7?orks Agency 
and $14.00 for supplies, the seven positions 
to be four Janitors at $1620, one Painter 
at $1950, one Plumber at $1950, and one 
Electrician at $1950. 

Treasurer Hawley outlined the need for more housing for 

the next college year and proposed the erection of cinder block 

dormitories - some to be used for housing of single students and 

others as faculty apartments. The College at present does not have 

enough rooms for the students expected to arrive in February 1943 

and, further, there are no facilities in the town for the housing of 

additional staff members which will be required. After discussion, 

it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees authorize 
the addition of azi item of #4.00,000 as 
special appropriation in the 1943 budget 
for the construction of 3 cinder block 
dormitories, each to be two stories, 30 l)y 
100 feet, to house 230 single veterans and 
50 married veterans or faculty at cost of 
#50,000 for each building. 

Chairman Bartlett asked whether the annual report of the 

Treasurer for the year ending June 30, 1946 had been sent to all 

Trustees. Mr. Hawley said that it had. It was then 

VOTED: To accept report of the Treasurer as sub- 
mitted. 

Chairman Bartlett recalled that he had appointed a special 

committee of the Devens Board of the Trustees to study the needs of 

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transfers from Devens at the end of their second year. Dr. Van Meter 

said that at the request of this committee, he had been preparing 

figures and that these would be ready shortly, ^ome additions to 

the budget will be necessary. In order to expedite handling of the 

report of the special committee, it was 

VOTED? To authorize Chairman Bartlett, Dr. Carmichael, 
and Dr. Van ^eter to make additions to the 
college budget for 194$ such as may be 
recommended by the special Devens committee. 

The meeting -was adjourned at 5s 15 P.^U 



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END9MENT FUND INVESTMENTS 

CHANGES IN 194& 



Cost 



Price 



Profit 



Sales 



March 11 U.S. Treasury, 2»s, § 4,000. 00 
53/51 

March 11 U.S. Treasury, 1 3/4* s, 28,166.25 

«48 

Dec. 12 U.S. Treasury, 2j f s, 11,000.00 
72/67 

Called Bonds 
May 22 Scranton Spring Brook 9,4-50.00 
Water, 5's, '67 

June 11 Jersey Central P & L, 4,140.00 
3f»s, «65 



$ 4,166.25 §166.25 



28,555.62 339.37 



11,261.25 261.25 



10,197.62 747.62 



4,179.26 39.26 



June 13 Ohio public Service, 1,000.00 1,042.27 42.27 
4's, "62 

Purchases 

March 12 U.S. Savings, Ser. G., 
2j»s, »58 

July 19 U.S. Savings, Ser. G., 
2j»s, '53 

Mthdrawals 
June 25 Mass. Beta House Corp. 
Mortgage 



Sept. 4 Kappa Kappa Gamma 
Mortgage 

Dec. 12 Phi Lambda Tau Inc., Mtg. 7,500.00 
Mass. Beta House Corp. 3,500.00 
Mtg. (Pending) 



32,700.00 
5,000.00 

5,000.00 
5,000.00 
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MINUTES OF JOINT MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEES ON 
AGRICULTURE AND EXTENSION SERVICE 

March 19, 1947, 2:00 P.M., Mr. Saltonstall* s Office, 

Boston, Mass. 

Trustee Saltonstall presiding 

PRESENT ; Trustees Saltonstall, Cole, Brown, 
Mrs. McNamara, Deely, Hoftyzer, 
Desmond, Acting President Van Meter, 
Treasurer Hawley 

Also present were Director Sievers, Director Munson, Dean 
Rice and Representatives of various Farm Organizations as follows: 
Mr. Pickett, Mr. Brown, Mr. Treadwell, Mr. Makepeace, Mr. Kelly, 
Mr. Short, and Mr. Hiller. 

The Chairman explained that the purpose of tne meeting was 
to consider certain requests of agricultural organizations for ex- 
pansion of the service of the College as these had been referred to 
the committee by the full Board at its meeting on February 5, 1947. 
Representatives of the various agricultural organizations concerned 
were present and the Chairman invited them to address the committee, 

Mr. Makepeace, President of the Trustees for Aid to 
Agriculture in Plymouth County and representing the Cranberry 
Growers, explained their need for an extension specialist in 
cranberry growing. He told of the importance of this agricultural 
industry; particularly, in the southeastern part of the State with 
an annual crop valued at $ 15, 000, 000. The industry is growing — 
new men are entering it and the need for educational service is 
increasing. 

His statement was supported and amplified by Mr. Brown, 
County Agricultural Agent; Mr. Short, President of the Cranberry 



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Growers' Association; and by Mr. Pickett, Secretary of the Farm 
Bureau Federation. Director Munson explained how the program of 
the Extension Specialist is developed and carried out. 

Mr. Shaun Kelly, Secretary of the Federated Dairies of 
Massachusetts, explained the request of the dairy interests for 
the establishment of two additional extension specialists positions 
in this field. One is for a man to give full time to the DHIA 
Program and the other to work in the field of herd health; 
particularly, in connection with the new mastitis program. 

Professor Rice told of the importance and growth of the 
dairy industry and of the need for the additional extension service 
as requested. The request was also supported by Director Munson. 

In connection with this discussion and that of the 
Cranberry Specialist, the question was raised as to the possibility 
of securing financial support for such a program from the growers 
themselves. It was pointed out that this is contrary to a long- 
established policy and that such a procedure would raise serious 
problems. Director Sievers stated that the educational program of 
the College is for the benefit of the consuming public primarily, 
for the assurance of adequate food supply and for a health and 
prosperous agriculture in the Commonwealth, and this is the basis 
for its public support. 

Mr. Treadwell, representing the Poultrymen, explained 
their request for the establishment of a diagnostic laboratory at 
the Field Station at Waltham. The Poultry Federation has already 
introduced a bill into the Legislature, petitioning an appropriation 
of $50,000 of which $36,000 is for building and equipment and 



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$14 j 000 for maintenance and operation. This step was taken after 
consultation with representatives of the College and with the hope 
that if an appropriation is secured, the construction funds could be 
added to the appropriation already made by the Legislature for a 
new building at Waltham to provide the laboratory facilities de- 



sired. 



Mr. Treadwell pointed out the importance of the poultry 



industry in Massachusetts, that 70% of it is east of Worcester and 
that with an increasingly serious disease problem, the need for 
diagnostic service is increasing, further, the Federal Department 
of Agriculture has requested the Express Company to discontinue 
the shipment of diseased birds as a precautionary measure against 
the spread of disease. The poultrymen wish the endorsement and 
support of the Trustees for the bill before the Legislature. 

The Chairman thanked all of the representatives of the 
agricultural organizations for appearing before the committee, and 
then called the trustee committee into executive session. First 
consideration was given to the request of the poultrymen for support 
of their bill for a diagnostic laboratory at Waltham. It was 
pointed out that this is a change in policy, since heretofore the 
Waltham Station is devoted to horticultural service. It seemed to 
be the opinion of the committee that the proposed expansion would 
duplicate services available at Amherst, that the needs of the 
poultry industry in eastern Massachusetts might be met through use 
of facilities at the County Agricultural Schools and that it is un- 
wise to expand the services of the Waltham Station into this field. 



It was 



VOTED ; That action upon the request of the poultry 
industry be postponed. 



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Following consideration of the request of representatives 

of the Cranberry Industry, it was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Board of Trustees that 
the Supplementary Budget request of the 
College include provision for an Extension 
Specialist in Cranberry Culture, together 
with clerk and funds for travel and 
maintenance, totaling in all, #6,280 ♦00. 

Following consideration of the request of representatives 

of the Dairy Industry, it was 

VOTED; To recommend to the Trustees that funds be 
included in the Supplementary Budget of the 
College for the establishment of an Exten- 
sion Specialist in Dairy Herd Improvement 
and an Extension Animal Pathologist, together 
with clerical service and traveling expense, 
total amount, #12,560,00. 

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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

April 14, 1947, 11:00 A.M., Mr. Bartlett' s Office, Boston 

Chairman Bartlett presiding 

PRESENT : Trustees Bartlett, Saltonstall, Brett, 
Taber, President Baker, Treasurer 
hav/ley, Secretary Burke 

President Baker said that a delegation of faculty members 
wished to appear before the Committee to discuss salary rates and at 
the invitation of the Chairman the following faculty members 
appeared. Theodore C. Caldwell, Professor of History; Fred C. 
Ellert, Assistant Professor of German; George W. Viz est cot t, Extension 
•Professor of Agricultural Economics; Victor A. Rice, Dean of the 
School of Agriculture. The faculty members presented information 
concerning comparative salary rates at other colleges and discussed 
increases In cost of living compared with wage and salary increases 
throughout the general population as against the smaller raises for 
members of the teaching profession. 

Teaching salaries prevailing at University of Connecticut 
Rhode Island State College, Rutgers University, Pennsylvania State 
College, Michigan State College, University of Illinois and Univer- 
sity of California are shown in the table below but in a different 
order from this listing of names so that the colleges are not 
identified. This information was obtained by President Baker by 
telegram this week. Comparative figures for Massachusetts State 
College are listed at the head of the table. 






Salary Increase 

professional 
staff 



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Instruct or 
M.S.C. 2,220 2,700 
2,800 4,000 
2,000 3,960 
2,400 3,400 
2,040 3,340 
2,400 3,600 
2,800 3,300 
3,600 flat 



Assistant 
Prof 



2,820 
3,500 
2,800 
3,200 
2,420 
3,200 
3,300 
3,900 



essor 
3,900 
5,500 
4,800 
4,200 

4,44'-' 
4,400 
4,000 
4,500 



Associate 

Prof essor Professor 



3,960 
3,800 
3,000 
4,000 
3,180 
4,000 
4,050 
4,8 



'^00 



4,200 
6,500 
5,300 
5,200 
2,700 
5,200 
5,100 
5,700 



4,080 
4,600 
3,600 
4,600 
4,080 
4,800 



6, 



4,800 

12,000 

7,300 

',200 

1 440 

,000 

200 6,400 

000 7,300 plijs 



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6, 



The faculty members pointed .ut the loss of some of the 
younger and abler members of the faculty, the difficulty of refill- 
ing vacant positions, and the difficulty of getting high quality 
teachers at present low salaries. 

After the teachers left the committee members discussed 
salary rates and agreed that the College should offer salaries com- 
parable with those paid at similar institutions, that the quality of 
the College in the long run depends on the quality of the teaching 
staff. It was 

VOTED ; To authorize the administration to amend the 
salary schedule previously approved by the 
Trustees and to submit the following schedule 
in the Supplementary Budget. 



Instructors 

(Including Research Assistants) 

Assistant Professors 

(Including 1 Agric. Coun. for Women 
Asst. Ext. Professors 
2 Asst. State Leaders, Ext. 
Asst. Res. Professors) 

Associate Professors 
(Including 1 Librarian 
2 Ext. Asst. State Leaders) 

Professors 

(Including Research Professors 
2 Ext. State Leaders 
1 Asst. Treasurer 
1 Dean of Women 
1 Dir. of Placement) 



2,700 
3,420 



3,300 
4,320 



4,500 



4,700 



4,740 



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5,000 



5,300 
5,700 



Head of Department 

(Including 1 Dir. of Short Courses 
1 Ext. State Leader 
1 Secretary, M.S.C.) 

Head of Division 

Service Directors 

(Including 1 Dean, M.S.C. 
1 Dir. of Experiment 
1 Dir. of Extension 
1 Treasurer) 

It was also 



VOTED ; In view of the new rates to eliminate the 

differential that has existed in pay between 
members of the teaching staff and members of 
the Extension or Experiment Station staffs 
for comparable grades. 



6,800 



7,100 
7,500 



The Trustees then considered various additional items for 
inclusion In the Supplementary Budget. Treasurer Hawley pointed out 
that it was necessary to ask for $400,000 for the construction of 
cinder block dormitories and apartments. This item was in the 
original budget but was put over by the Legislature for later con- 
sideration. President Baker suggested that it would be well to word 
the request for the f>400,000 so that the Trustees might be able to 
use part of the amount for the construction of individual dwellings 
for faculty members on a liquidating basis, he said that the 
College has investigated pre-fabricated homes built by the 
Anchorage Company of Westfield at an approximate cost of ^1600 



per room. 



Without expressing opinion on the merits of pre-fabricated 



houses the committee 



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houses 



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VOTED ; To include an item of ,£400,000 in the 

Supplementary Budget to provide for con- 
struction of housing facilities for stu- 
dents and faculty according to plans 
approved by the Board of Trustees and 
t-h.e Governor and Council. 

There followed discussion of other items for inclusion in 

the Supplementary Budget, and it was 

VOTED : To authorize the College administration 
to submit a Supplementary Budget in the 
amount of $241,931 for maintenance and in 
the amount of |>828,000 for special appro- 
priations as follows: 

1. Engineering Building $250,000 
Equipment 2 5 , 000 

2. Housing for students and staff as voted above 400,000 

3. Heating plant improvements 50,000 
4« Adjustment of professional salaries 73 > 000 
5. Remodelling cavalry stables 30 * 000 



$328,000 
Trustee Brett raised question as to the elate toward which 
the Alumni Building Corporation should work for the completion of 
the dormitory to be constructed nortn of Lewis and Thatcher Halls. 
It was agreed that the Corporation should plan to have the dormitory 
ready for occupancy by September 1948. 

The Treasurer explained the need for change in the 
present practice of requiring a deposit of thirty dolla.rs from stu- 
dents to whom military uniforms are issued. The value of these unL 
forms has increased to ^117. Upon his recommendation, it was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to collect from 
each student upon issuance of military uni- 
form as supplied by Federal Government a 
deposit of $27 to be refunded upon return of 
material issued plus a fee of $3 for use of 
material supplied for military training, said 
fee to be held in a fund as insurance against 
losses of Federal property for which College 
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The meeting was adjourned at 1:15 P.M. 




Secretary 



MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
May U, 1947, 11:00 A.M., Chairman Bartlett 1 s Office, Boston 

Chairman Bartlett, presiding 

PRESENT : Trustees Bartlett, Saltonstall, 
Carmichael, President Baker, 
Treasurer Hawley, Secretary Burke 

President Baker reported on recent conference held in 
offices of Emergency Public frorks Commission in Boston in matter of 
Waltham Field Station office and laboratory building. This con- 
ference was attended by Professor Ray Koon of Waltham Field Station, 
Treasurer Hawley of the College, George Brehm, Superintendent of 
Buildings and Grounds, and Mr. Barnes, the architect who has been 
considering plans for the Waltham Station building. At this con- 
ference it was determined that the building appropriation of 
$125,000 for the building required certain facilities in the build- 
ing and it was agreed that the building as provided in the bill 
could not be built for amount appropriated. 

Following conference in office of Emergency Public Works 
Commission in Boston on the YJaltham Field Station building, Mr. 
Nichols, Secretary-Engineer, visited the Waltham Station and now 
indicates need of $150,000 more to build a building as indicated or 
a total of $275,000. 



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President Baker emphasized the repeated efforts made over 
the past year to get the building at Walt ham started. Finally a 
meeting of the Trustee Committee on Buildings and Grounds was held 
at Waltharn on November 6, 1946 at which there was full discussion 
of the location of the building and what might be done in view of 
the fact that the architect selected had refused to sign contract, 
At the time of this Trustee meeting at Waltharn, the wording of the 
bill was not fully appreciated and it was therefore suggested to 
Director Sievers and Professor Koon that the architect should pro- 
ceed with plans for a building that might be built for $125,000 
with the idea that additions could be made later. 

The President reported on talk with Trustee Whitmore on 
the phone on May 13 and the suggestion from Trustee Whitmore that 
the Finance Committee of the Board should ask Ways and Means 
Committee to continue the appropriation of $125,000 and indicate to 
them the additional amount recommended by Mr. Nichols. 

There was full discussion as to procedure which would 

satisfy the vegetable growers and others in eastern Massachusetts 

who are particularly interested in the Waltharn Station. President 

Baker expressed the belief that Trustee ?^hitmore would be able to 

convince vegetable growers that the procedure recommended is 

satisfactory. It was 

VOTED: To request the Legislature to carry over into 
the next year the $125*000 appropriated for 
the Waltharn Field Station building. 

Treasurer Hawley submitted a proposed schedule of student 
fees covering Summer Session, room rentals, board rates, and In- 
firmary fees. He said that costs have risen during the past year 
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rising costs. After discussion, it was 

VOTED ; To approve the attached schedule of student 
fees. 



Mastitis - fees 



President Baker reported that Director Sievers has 

received a letter from Thomas H. Buckley, Chairman of the Commission 

on Administration and Finance, stating that the Control Services are 

not to charge fees to State departments for mastitis tests. After 

discussion, it was 

VOTED ; To suggest that Mr. Buckley write to the 
Trustees requesting free mastitis t esting 
service for State institutions. 

Treasurer Hawley reported receipt of communication 

from the finance officer of the First Service Command that the 

Bond for 
amount of the bond be increased on the custodian of military property Treasurer 



commensurate with the current value of property now at the College. 

The Treasurer is the custodian of military property. Since 194-0 he 

has been bonded on a non-surety basis by the Board of Trustees. 

After discussion, it was 

VOTE D; To refer to the full Board the question of 

increasing bond on the custodian of military 
property • 

President Baker reported that those concerned with 
living conditions of women students on the campus object to the lo- 
cation of the proposed Alurrjii dormitory for women in the Lewis- 
Thatcher group if the dormitory is to provide eating accommodations 
for women who reside in the Lewis-Thatcher group. These persons 
say that the building would be too far from the center of campus 
and they would prefer to see the building located in the same 
general area but near the highway. After some discussion, it was 






Military Property 



Bonding 



Dormitories 

Alumni Building 
Corporation 



1430 



COMMITTEE 



Purchase of Land 

for 
Pre-fabricated 
houses 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



VOTED ; To refer this question to the Committee on 
Buildings and Grounds. 

President Baker said that Ways and Means Committee would 
not hold hearings on the Supplementary Budget. The College has a 
number of very important items in the budget including an increased 
salary schedule, an amount for an Engineering Laboratory, and an 
item for additional housing for students and faculty. It was agreed 
that Chairman Bartlett would request Trustees Taber and Brett to 
talk with members of the Yfeys and Means Committee urging the im- 
portance of these items and that Chairman Bartlett would himself 
telephone to Loomis Patrick, the Governor* s legislative secretary. 

President Baker reported receipt of application from 

Donald Allan and other members of the faculty for purchase of lots 

on which to erect pre-fabricated houses * It was 

VOTED: To refer this request to the Trustee Committee 
on Buildings and Grounds. 

The meeting was adjourned at 1*15 P.M. 




Secretary 



COMMITTEE 



160 (W-ll-43. 13051 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



TRUSTEE FINANCE COMMITTEE 




May U, 1947 








Schedule of Student 


Fees 








1946 


Rates 1947 


I Twelve Weeks Summer Session 




Six Weeks 


12 Weeks 


Tuition, residents of Mass. 




$20.00 


$40.00 


Tuition, non-residents and 








Veterans under Public Law 346 


40.00 


100.00 


Tuition, for one course only: 








Residents 




15.00 


25.00 


Non-Re sidents and Veterans 








under Public Law 34-6 




20.00 


55.00 


Student Activities Fee 






5.00 


Board Rate, per week 






8.50 


Room Rent, per week 






3.50 


II Room Rentals 


• 


Present 


Rate 






Rate 


Sept._J341 


A, Self -liquidating Dorms 








Lev/is 




$135 


$150 


Butterfield 




144 


150 


Greenough 




135 


150 


Chadbourne 




135 


150 


B. Non-Self -liquidating 








Adams 




100 


115 


North College 




90 


100 


Thatcher 




125 


HO 


Misc. 




36-75 


50-90 


Ill Board Rate - per week 








Draper 




17.75 


$8.50 


Butterfield 




8.25 


9.00 


Greenough 




. 


9.00 



IV Infirmary Fee 

Each student is allowed seven days free time for illness, 
After seven days - rate per day $2.00 #4-. 00 



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MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 
FACULTY & PROGRAM OF STUDY 




COMMITTEE 


May 23, 1947, 2:30 P.M., Parker House, Boston 

Dr. Carmichael presiding 

PRESENT: Trustees Bartlett. "ubbard, Desmond. 
Carmichael, Mrs. McLamara, -^resident 
Baker, Dean ^achmer, Secretary Burke 

It was 

VOTED: To dispense with reading of the call and read- 
ing of the minutes of the last previous meeting. 

Upon the recommendation of President Baker, it was 




New 
Courses 


VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees approve the 

attached new courses of study. These courses 
have been approved by the departments and 
schools concerned and by the University 
Committee on Course of Study. Copies were 
sent by mail for advanced study of the 
committee. 

Upon the recommendation of the President, it was 


[ 


Bachelor of 
Business Ad- 
ministration 


VOTED,: T recommend that the Trustees award the de- 
gree Bachelor of Business Administration to 
graduates majoring in Business Administration, 

And to award the following degrees to graduates 




Bachelor of 
Science in 
Engineering 


majoring in: 

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. 
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. 
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. 
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering. 




Light build- 
ing Con- 


And for those majoring in Light Building Con- 
struction, the degree Bachelor of Science. 




struction 


In the consideration of this vote, Dr. Hubbard raised 
question as to whether the University now has sufficiently strong 






curricula to support these new degrees. He was assured by Dean 






Machmer and President Baker that under authority of the ^QB.rd the 






courses already approved and those just approved by this committee 


J 




constitute a thorough curricula for the new degrees. 


. -... 



COMMITTEE 



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MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

Upon the recommendation of President Baker, it was 

. VOTED ; T recommend that the Trustees approve the 

change in name of the Division of Engineering 
to the School of Engineering with Professor 
George A. %rston as Acting Dean. 

Upon the recommendation of the President, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Trustees divide the De- 
partment of Languages and Literature as follows; 

1. A Department of English with Frank Prentice 
Rand as Chairman. 

2. A Department of German with Professor 
Arthur N. Julian as Chairman, 

3» A Department of Pine Arts with Professor 
James Robertson as Chairman. 

with the understanding that the new organization 
is to "be effective September 1, 1947 and that 
chairmanships are to be on a revolving basis. 

On the recommendation of the President, it was 

VOTED ; To create a Department of Business Administration 
in the School of Liberal Arts with Dr. Philip L. 
Gamble as Acting Chairman, 

President Baker said that the women of the School of Home 

Economics have requested that the new &ome Economics building be 

named in honor of Edna L. Skinner, retired Dean of the School. He 

said that this name would be heartily endorsed by members of the 

Women' s Advisory Council of the University and graduates of the 

University in Home Economics who have worked with ^iss Skinner. 

After discussion, it was 

VOTE D; T recommend that the Trustees name the new 
Home Economics Building the Edna L. Skinner 
•tiome Economics Building, 

President Baker said that for many years the University 
has conducted training institutes on campus for various groups in- 
cluding a Lumber Dealers Institute, a Bankers Institute, a Pest 
Control Operators Institute, etc. He said that Secretary Burke has 



14«3ti 



School of 
Engineering 



Dept, of English 
Dept. of German 
Dept. of f ine Arts 



Dept. of 
frueliness 
Administration 



Home Economics 
^uilding named 
in honor of 
Edna L. Skinner 



* 



1434 



COMMITTEE 



Division of 
Extension 



President 
Emeritus Hugh 
P. Baker 



Emeritus Pro- 
fessor Guy 
Chester Crampton 

Emeritus Exten- 
sion Specialist 
C. J. Fawcett 

Emeritus Head of 
Dept. J. H. 
Fr and sen 

Emeritus Research 
Professor J. K. 
Shaw 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

been much interested in the development of these short instructional 

programs as a service to the people of the Commonwealth. He said 

he felt that the time has come when the University should set up a 

division to coordinate these instructional activities which are of 

an extension nature. After discussion, it was 

VOTED ; To authorize the President to establish a 

division of extension with Secretary Burke as 
acting director. So that there might be no 
confusion with the Division of University Ex- 
tension of the State Department of Education, 
it was suggested that a different name be 
found from Division of University Extension. 

It was unanimously 

VOTED: ^o recommend that the Trustees confer the title 
President Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, 
on Dr. Hugh P. Baker effective upon his retire- 
ment. 



It was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees confer the title 
Emeritus Professor of Insect Morphology on Guy 
Chester Crampton who retires August 31 > 1947 j 

the title Emeritus Extension Specialist in 
Animal Husbandry on Clifford J. Fawcett who re- 
tired December 31* 1946; 

the title Emeritus head of Department of Dairy 
Industry on Julius H. Frandsen who retired 
April 30, 1947; and 

the title Emeritus Research Professor of Pomology 
on Jacob K. Shaw who retires August 31 > 1947. 

The meeting was adjourned at 4 : 30 P.M. 




=: ^Secretary 



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b tftUdBSaaata 






8&t@ g January 3P.« X9A? 



;jgga^a>Tr-^i;g:£i£i^.3t^.i^h^re^^ 



: -jaittee on Got / of Study has for&^lXy approved the 
hould nc ■: ' ■ to The Trust nssittoe on Faculty 

il approv&X$ 



ig ne^ course©, 
St Program of Study 



— For e * juniors and seniors* Drawings in 

is Credit, 3 

. r . — F . jwiic. lor©, The eoisr 

limited attention to theory, 
1 attlto *— no 

site : 
3 2« Credit, 3 






.; (I) . . ■ .1 to ai Lni tl 

. e - • io 

■ i 
a gei. . . i ' . 

• ad -.-./. ...... 

J Class Hours Credit 9 ! 

. 7© 



. : and : sractiee in 

• s storie , rtieles. The 

f int- blic opinion* 
For Junior and Seniors* 

3 G: ;.?xs Credit 9 ' 3 

'.-.quisite li' Instructor 4 Professor Musgrsive 






l) Ir. - • •--.'"' 

h# Li ■ y and 

. < Hours* by nent« 

TL. :it 

• bud - lag in 

. . . 

. . " 

O. as 
otfc ., -^ory, .jtion. and 

these. !;,nfl»eac@ control 
.m©r is* 

Credit, 2 






. 



Prerequisite, Saathematies 6« 



Conti ntial Galea - , Intssral Caleialtis* 



■•. '.'''■; 



I 



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- - 



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I) Continuation of Integral Calculus. Elements of Differential 

Equation , Credit, U 

. Class Hours. 

qnisite* Mat- ? 31 ♦ 

(1) M-ronced Physical Chemistry -* A study of a number of topics in 
smner -ibis la a first course in Physical 
. eour J include such topics as kinetics, catalysis, chemical 

-try, "at« will oe made in the original 

Credit 3 
^ aHew ' Professor Fessenden 



<£ «».Wi 



itatiire Analj — Desired primarily for chemistry 
.mission of" the instructor* The laboratory work Jill 
iioBS in electrolytic and el^ctro^stric methods j and 
■A other optical netfaoda of analysis, ^ 1 ^.^ ica 
», silicate analysis, analysis of steels and other • 

fuels, . .11 also be included. 

* „ • ureaix - j 






q^j - _ Aa istroduetiosa to the theory, 

at* rtifieation at '"£SL5 

sill ir s the pui atioa end separation 
tifica a of ole 38 re- 

al proportios. 
iods ueait, j 

Professor Freeman 

■ te animal i Is. ■ *»"*« 

' in alters?. a - fs.<*r?4+ *? 

llsOC- Tfsj-1 --JLJ50 M.F # 

~erequisite Course * 

■ 

..... . . . ■ t gad 

Fiel trip. . arrangement. Taught in alternate 



itory 
uisi 



the literature, techniques and 
In detail, as scted projects 

carried • * of the clae. , <v^t 3 

1 rjiass Hear. ; wreoit, ^ 

Prerequisii gr 51* 

Pgvp> "sychoiogy — A study of i * anc ,ods in- 

vo3 V and treatment o:: -* Clinical testing, 

counselling, and :;. are given consideratl . 

3 Hours * 

. -.ant of the Inst r. 



*>«=? 



I 



I 



: _ study of the psychological bases of group 

Wior foll^isif social crises. Credit, 3 

y 26. 

f his sours© 



* , . , ma OTC j;™ , itTnUced oa safe operation of . 

at the course. special eaphasiB is places as w« op 

leal » " sent. 

■• i CI] ilflCV ' DIG — atary course In • 

' Vof -ats-, .rtaiaisg to ttoe 

and dotation c 
construction aelt. 35S 

■ . • l^t . ! --a ■■ 

the * Credit, 3 

3 2- r late : ^°f;V ,.:,.. , . -■ 

** o £tr\ ■ ■■■■•■■■..■•■■ 

m, :. 

struction. T ; i rtment notes. Credit* 3 

1 Class Hour', &** -period*. 



IsOO 2S50 T.t. 



Associate I 



«-» /•?% «o .' ■ '" ' «•« '' course which list;: t* 

S8KS 

i of hand and ' tools* Credit, 3 

fr.-Pni vmd%. Uewlon 



<** ^ 



••-.' 

-& %-^t 






ly of V - .^inciples of raecbanisms, 



thsnd gsar trains, 

parts. Credit,' 3 

2 C: • * period. 

/s/ ISb. . ' 

D®en 



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The following new courses In Forestry* History, 
U n - «^«^«^ ai* vr>g-\'< ?b are also reconsraended 

I ?ZtZZ ' &«?§a^t£ aSorowl or the Faculty Cod- 

ittee on Course of Study. 

:&' ^LSSS'^cSltur. and foresl ^*g^; t0 
The" literature of forest soils with sroeoiai rererencc 

American experience . Credit • J . 

3 class hours 

ForPPtry 35 (1) Air SeasoniniL^n^^g~^iB|- S ^L°* 

SlsSre relation* in wood and the operation of a semi- 
rSaafS-arflVhour Moratory periods. Credit, 3- 

f, S*«"S the factors,, both natural and economic, which 
goTern 3 ilTic;lture in these regions, CrefU t, 3 

83 class hours. 
For^try S2 (II) Seeding and_P ^nWnJ^^ Practlcff ^t 
HHHH-^a stud7"oTToWrTr?rTeed8 and ths.tr cherae- 

r c lf S8 P h^r lnB f 2-nour laboratory periods. Creait, J. 

Xf^SSy of the basic underlying principles. Forest 
reSlaUon** ^preparation of forest management plans. 

2 class hours.. 1 ^/^f^d. Creait, 3 • 

t~cl /tt^ •?!-»« wifltorT of Modern Russia (19^7-^S) *"" 
^^^^ ^^^^rnrBSfST^pn and Asia 
This oours 6 AB _? ^Voi. topics considered are; *"arlst 
since IfiOO. *»•■*£? dSlomaoy ana expansion; political, 

World Power, 

3 class hours. - M co A . cu. Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite? History 6 or 52 or 5*. oreoi , ? 

(I reconiend that this course be given in alternate years 
fcriu^ior! B enior election in the second semester.) 



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I 



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fiojrejrnjment^fc "J.oan Politic "kpup ^7-^- 

A Btufl.ycST^fiSie deve or^Ameri: Political thought 

fi 3 the 

XX30a rXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX>OaQaaaCK^^ 

Given In alternate years, 

3 class hours. a Credit, 3. 

Assistant Professor Ferwerda 

ESSi^shJS^;. (IX) The Renaissance , In _ Engl and: John Milton 
T^wP$$T7->«-> A continuation of Eng£l sh^TTf orderly 5^) . 
An - Intensive study of John Milton as the culminating poet 
of the Renaissance in England. Given In alternate years 
without prerequisite. 
3 class hours. Credit, 3. 

Associate Professor Goldberg. 

English JjiS. (II) Elizabeth an Dramatists (I3k&~%$) , -« A con- 
HnuaTfon of English 57, witr* " sneclal consideration of the 
plays of Jonson, Beaumont, Fletcher, Webster, Ford, Maseinger, 
Chaoman, Mi&dleton and Shirley* Given in alternate years* 
3 class hours. Credit, 3. 

Prerequisite, English 57- Professor Prince. 

E££li6hj;o, (II) Eng li s h Literature of the 13th Century (W7-*tf) 
A continuation of English 59. A study of the literature of 
the later Eighteenth Century wiS2a special emphasis on the ' 
Johnson Circle. Given in alternate years without prerequisite. 
3 class hours. Credit, 3. 

Assistant Professor Troy. 



English 66. (II) English Pr ose Writers of the 19th Century. 

I ■*! ■HII1O1 ,..., ,^.«,..,..«„.» U ,_ < ' ,| Xj i n i r ,! . 1 . 1 11 ^Ly j.| W .i,i tM M i W . . < MI ,j .11 ■ I ll " I W . B M .^ i III I I i »i ill j J Sj^^^lS-Jfa 

A continuation of Sn&Llsh 65* A study of the ohleT Victorian 
prose iTriters, especially Carlyle, Nciaan, Rus&in, Mill, Kuxley y 
Arnold and Pater . Without prerequisite, 
3 class hours. Credit, 3. 

Associate Professor Goldberg. 

EgSiS$Ll£- <H) The Modern Novel ( 19^5^9). ~- An analytical 
presentation of eleven novels written between 1S90 and 1930, 
in which the expanding form and the extension of critical 
themes will be stressed. Given in alternate years, 
3 olass hours. Credit, 3. 

Mr. Varley. 

English 7*K (II) Greek Glassies in Translation (19^-4-9) . 
Readings and discussion of the enlos of 'HomerT^representatlve 
dramas of Aeschylus, Soohocles, Euripides and Aristonhanes, 
the "Socratlc" dialogues of Plato, and 1!hucydldes on the 
Peloponneslan War. Intended to acquaint students with the 
famous mythfi and stories of classical antiquity, and the 
literary forms and ideas which have contributed most to 
subsequent literatures. (Jiven in alternate years, 
3 class hours* Credit, 3. 

Assistant Professor Helming. 



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In^^TO 



5 



CONSENT: 

It Is essential that English majors have the 
onnortunlty to iaaK© a more coaplete and thorougn bwq/ 
of one or two subjects than a semester course affords. 
fo^ttme new courses are alnply *•*** £*« * ^ 
present courses Into year courses. Tbia 1b in line with 
the practice In most liberal arts colleges. 

The Greek classics course recognizes the fact 
-niflt moat of our liberal arts majors have had nowhere, in 
S£ W or^o£lel£ an opportunity to cone into contact 
wltht the moot influential culture in the history of ©Ion- 
ization. 

The demand for a course in modern novel is great 
and the need ie obvious. 

?he courses will be taught by six different 
«««t w ^tnM «nd be in" Piven (with one exception) only 
i£ StSraat; ^ars will constitute an additional teaching 
iSa? of only fire hours a -weeX, which we think can be absorbed 
by a i»oup of twelve instructors without an undue sense of 
burden . 



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April 83, 19^7 



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BEPAK~^"^T OF ECONOMICS 

>Bc Stat® Collage 
Amherst, Mass* 



suggested QURRicuum, mBmmgSLj&ms&ssMESSBL 



FXBST SEMESTER 



SSOONlLgfflKJEEL. __ 



FRESHMAH YEAH 
iiamon" T to ali™0 urrl oula ) 



Iletiory ?5~ American Govt*. 

- Algebra, or 
fchoj- Algebra & Trigonometry 

English X- Eng, Composition 



^Foreign Language* «££ 
E-3,^9- Eoonoaio Geography 

Elect! ve-9cienoe 



\ 



lit&ry. 1 

ysioal Education 



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a" 



History 6~Modem European 

Civilisation 
Math.2~Plane Trigonometry, or 
Math* *t- Trig, and Analytic Geom. 

English 2- English Composition 

^Foreign Language, or 
Eo«5Q<* SOoHistor f f or the U*8* 

Eleotive* Science 

Military 2 

Physical Education 



3 

3 

3 
3 



TT" 



EOoSl- Prim of Bus* Acetg* 

Eo«25- El®ments of Economics 3 

Military 25 2 

English 25- A Survey of Eng« lit. 3 

Psych* 2&~ General Psychology. 3 

Elective 



SOPHOMORE YEAR 
(Common to all Curricula) 

3 EocS2» Prim of Bus., Accounting 

Eo»26~ Elements of Distribution 

Military 26 

Engo 26* A Survey of Eng. Lit* 

Soo» 2&» Elements of Sociology 

Elective 



17" 



3 
2 



3 
"I? 



t #if . foreign language la not eleoted, the student is advised to take 

second year" of matLmaUcsT If a foreign language is elected, the student 
1 'is ad^sed t^ ?akV the equivalent of three years of college work in one 
language « 



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CURRICULUM IN ACCOlMING 



oMMNHprqwaaiM 



FIRST SEMESTO, , . 



SECOND SEMESTER 



JUNIOR 2TEAR 



So-~X~ EOo of Butfinssa & industry 3 
S0cj?- Money? E '^m & Credit 3 

Ee*5>-Marketlng ifc Mkt^.ProWLem* 3 
Eo« 91- Advanced Accounting 

Ag*Eo.79-Prin. & Hstbode of 
Statistics 



3 



15 



Eo«5&«BuslJi©s6 Law 

~"Qe92- Advanced Accounting 



s- Great! v© Writing 

(Advanoed Composition) 



Elective® «»TWO 



3 

3 

3 



15 



£»JI», 



II 



Ssojii- Corporation Finanoe 
Eo.gO-Modern Economic Theory 
Sc»S3» Business Management 
3c»95-Cost Accounting 
Elective 



3 
5 
3 
3 

—L. 
15 



E0.78- Publio Finance 
Ec. 96= Acoounting Systems 
Eo . Seminar- Inve a taenia 
Auditing 



Elective 



3 
3 
3 
3 



15 



II 



I 



Li V~ 



■»- I 



3red 



Ec»5VM&rketing & Mai ng 

Problems 

Soc79« Labor Problems 

AS„Eo*79~Prin. A Method© of 

Statistics 
Elective 






: ??/"? /***■?•.* ^t 



■EME3TER 









3 



15 



f>o- Business Law 
Ee ?6- Prln, of Transportation 

Business Cycles 



Labor Legislation 
Elective 



3 



3 



1 



15 



i] 



2o« 5 ^Corporation Finance 
20og0« Modern Economic Theory 
Ec*63- Business Management 

Professional elective* 



ijas.ecvoi» « e 



3 Eo c 70~ Monopolies 

3 Eo,7&*» Public Finance 

3 „ Professional elective* 

3 
3- 

15 



Elective a— TWO 



15 



* Professional eleotlves are to be chosen from the following courses 

Advertising 

Salesmanship and Sales Management 



Personnel Management 
Industrial Purchasing 



Engineering gS- Time and Motion Study 
Ec«77* Economics of International Trade 
.o85« Legal Aspects of Economic Transaotione 
estmenl 



sm 



I 



s 



a 



CURRICULUM IN INDUSTRIAL ADMINISTRATION 



FIRST SEMESTER 



SECOND SEMESTER 



JUNIOR YEAR 



Eo*53-Marketing & Mktg«Probleme 3 

Ec?79- Labor -Problems 3 

Eo«03- Business Management 3 

Eoc95- Cost Accounting 3 

AgoEc*79~Prlnoiplee & Methods 3 
of Statistics vmmiKat 

15 



Ee«5&* Business Law 
Eo* 96- Accounting Systems 
Labor Legislation 
Industrial Purchasing 
Engineering 22~ Maohine Shop 



3 
3 

3 
3 
3 

15 




o„52« Money, Banking & Credit 
q„54- Corporation Finance 

SoogO- Modern Economic Theory 

— Personnel Administration 

Elective 



SENIOR YEAR 

MMMMMMMMMBH* 

3 Eo«76-Prin» of Transportation 3 

3 Engineering S6~ Motion & Time Study 3 

3 Pgy«g6- Industrial Psychology 3 

3 Eleotives - TWO 6 



15 



15 









XL. & 

tattsti 



3 

*th it 



-?-~ 






i 



ness Lav 



15 



be: 



Eo.SO- Modern fbeor 

_ Advert! ~ 3 

_ Retail .dizing 

e J 

15 



.on 



m search 

mmm ^ m Hct land Markets 
_^ Professional II z stive* 

>- Industrial Psychology 



3 

3 
3 

15 



3 

3 
3 
3 



15 



* A professional elective is to be cj^sen frot. ollc courses: 

70- Monopolies 
Ec*77- 2 oc 3S of Int r&ds 

3*75- Public Finance 
Eo«S3- Business lianageae 

=- Legal Aspects of ^mic Transact 

92- Ser - Social of Business 



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2, 1947 

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS 
PROPOSED NEW WRITE-UPS FOR THE COLLEGE CATALOGUE 

ACCOUNTING 

71, or, Eoo97 (I) ADVANCED ACCOUNTING.--. A fuller treatment of the 
accounting and financial problems of business units, especially 
the corporation, including illustrati¥e problems and case 

material. 

1 class hour; 2 2-hour laboratory periods Credit, 3. 

Prerequisite, Economics S2 

72, or, Ec. 98 (II) ADVANCED ACCOUNTING.— A continuation of Eoonom^os 97« 

1 class hour; 2 2-hour laboratory periods Credit, 3« 

Prerequisite Economics 97 

76, or, Ec*9^ (II) AUDITING. — A course in the interpretation of 

accounting records dealing with theory and procedure* C«P*A« and 

American Institute of Accountants examination problems are studied. 

1 class hour; 2 2-hour laboratory periods Credit, 3* 

Prerequisite Economics 96 



• 



;e 2 



51, or, Eo,S5 (1) SALESMANSHIP AND SALES MANAGEMENT.— Th© principles 
and practices of selling and th© management of selling enterprise s. 
3 class hours • Credit, 3# 

52, or, Eo*B6 (II) INDUSTRIAL PURCHASING,— A study of th© purchasing 
problems of industrial enterprises and their market contacts with 
their sources of supply* 
3 class hours Credit, 3* 

71, or, Eo.S7 (I) RETAIL MERCHANDISING.— A study of th© operation 
and productive functions of retail business* 
3 olass hours Credit, 3* 

I 72, or, Ec»8£ (II) MARKET RESEARCH,— The aims, sources and fact- 

gathering methods of market research activities « General study 
and individual research projects • 
3 class hours Credit, 3. 

73, or, Ec.S9 (I) ADVERTISING.— A study of the techniques and media 
of advertising, its services to business and the organisation and 
eoonomio funotlon of the advertising industry. 

3 class hours Credit, 3. 

74, or, Eo.90 (II) NEW ENGLAND MARKETS.-- Individual and group study 
of the marketing problems of New England Industrial and marketing 
enterprises. 

I 3 olass hours Credit, 3. 



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56 ill) BUSINESS CYCLES* — A study of business fluctuations and 
an analysis of current business cycle theories, 
3 class hours Credit, 3, 



2 (I) CURRENT ECONOMIC THEOBX.— A study of current theories 
a"bout value, distribution and prices* 
3 class hours Credit, 3* 

ill) L&BOR LEGISLATION. — A study of federal and state 

legislation affecting labor • 

3 class hours Credit, 3« 

I S4 (II) PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION,— A study of the principles of 

the management of labor relations* 
3 class hours Credit, 3* 



;/ Courses in Mechanical and Electrical Ihgiaeeriag Curricula 

Recommendation by the Faculty Gosaioitt©© 
on Course of Study through Dean Maetoer 

For Consideration and Action of Trustor 
Gosamittee on Faculty and Program of Study 



new courses recoimaended are those preceded by three dashes and ar« 
without course numbers* New courses in Civil and Industrial Engineer- 
ing have been passed by the Trustee Commit te®« 



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English 1 
Mathematics 5 
Chemistry 1 
Engineering Drawing 3 
Military 1 
Physical Education 3 



History 5 
German 1 9 5$ or 7 
French 1, 5* • or 7 
Spanish 25 



Mechanical Engineering Curriculum 
Freshaan Year 



l Ur .ia w.rJ *■ ■«■>— r iei*» i 



3 



3 

1 



Saglish 2 
SJathematics 6 
Chemistry 2 
Descriptive Geometry 2 
Military 2 
Physical Education 4 



Elect one of the Following 



3 



History 6 
German 2, 6 9 or 3 
French 2, 6, or 8 

;-■;.: .■■■'.!: ':-. . S 



3 
3 
3 
3 

1 



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English 25- 
feglish 29 
Mathematics 31 
Physics 25 
Q»E 9 25 Surveying 
Ssgr* 21 S; 



1 
4 

4 






English 26 



z 

1 



Mathematics 32 4 

Physics 26 4 
C # E»34 Applied Mechanics 

(Statics) 3 

!hgr. 22 Machine Shop 3 

Military 26 2 



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«••*— D»C« Machinery 


; " »X 


ISagr* 63 Heat • >; X 


4 . 


C#l* 51 Strength of 




Materials 


3 


Engr* 59 Materials of 


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Constructs 


'•2 


Engr. 61 Materials 




Jesting 


1-1 


Economics 25 


| 




18 



«— A»G* Machinery 3-j 

&ngr* -eat Pouer II 3 

G*&. SS^Applied Mechanics 
luetics) 3 

^^Fundamentals of 

-stallurgy 1^: ; 

Hhgr« -69 Kin@aa.tics 2-J 

Psychology 26 

w 



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Senior &®&p 



C„E„ 75 Hydraulics 3 

£hgr« 83 Machine Design 1-2 

Sagr* 66 Internal Comb* 

Engines 3 

2hgr» 67 Eagineer* ^afo* 1-2 
-Power Plants 



ELective (non-technical) 3 



—-Refrigeration & Air 

Conditioning 
—-Dynamics of Machines 
—Aeronautics 
—-Industrial Engr* 
— Engineering Lab, 
Eagr, 92 Seminar 
Elective (nontechnical) 



2 

3 

3 

3 

1«1 

1 



17 



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147 cr* 



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Electrical Engineering Guecirulusa 



Mathematics 5 
Chemistry 1 
Engineering- Drawing 1 
Military 1 
Finical Education 3 



History 5 

German 1,5$ or 1' 

Fr®noh 1,5 ? ® r 7 



J^ejhganJ^ar 



3 

3 
3 
3 

3 

1 



Baglish 2 
lathesaatics 6 
Chemistry 2 

Descriptive Geometry 2 
Military 2 
Physical Education 4 



Elect one of the Following 



History 6 
German 2,6, or S 
French 2,6, or 8 
Spanish 26 



3 
3 
3 
3 
2 
1 



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laglish S9 
Mathematics 31 
Physics 25 
S«E« 25 Surveying 

fingr* 21 Shop 
Military 25 


2 
1 

4 
4 
3 
3 
2 


Junior Xear 


— -D«C« Machinery 3-1 
Sngr. 63 Heat Power I 3 
C«E. 51 Strength of Matexisls 3 
—Biff * Eg.. & Vector 

Analysis 2 
«*»«*A*C* Circuits 3 
Economics 25 „, ?, 

IS 








Se i E4pr i lear 



0»E* 75 Hydraulics 

^*-Applied Electronics 

^^.-Communications 

—Transmission 

Mgr* 6^ ^Engineering Lab« 

Bleet.W (aon-tscbnlcal) 



3 

3-1 
3-1 
2 
1-1 



ftigLiah 26 
&iglish 30 
Mathematics 32 

Physics 26 

C.E. 34 Applied Mechanics 
IStatics) 

Military 26 

2ag« 22 Machine Shop 



L.C* Machinery 
%gr. 64 heat Power II 
G.B. 52 Applied Mechanics 

(Kinetics) 
Ehgr« 61 Materials testing 
—Elements of Electronics 
Psychology 26 



18 



"—Industrial Eagineering 
— -Illumination 
— Electrical Transients 
— »®iginear. Elective 

Efogr. 92 Seminar 
Elective (non-technical) 



2 
1 

4 

4 

3 
2 



3-1 
3 

3 
2 
2-1 



18 



3 
2-1 

3 

3 or 4 

1 

3Dh* 17 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 
May 27, 1947, 11:00 A.M., President's Office, Amherst 
Trustee Whitmore presiding 

PRESE NT: Trustees Whitmore, Brett, Deely, 

Mrs. Leach, President Baker, Roger 
Greeley, Architect, Brehra, Hawley, 
Burke 

Mr. Greeley presented plans and sketches of the Physics 
Building. After studying the plans, the Committee visited the pro- 
posed site. Agreement was not reached on the plans and it was left 
that Mr. Greeley would prepare two models for presentation to the 
full Board on June 7 - one of the building as now planned and one 
showing a pitched roof with such modification as would be required 
by change in roof style. The Committee congratulated Mr. Greeley on 
the excellent work that he has done in utilization of space. 

After discussion of various sites for the proposed cinder 

block dormitory and faculty housing units, it was 

VOTED; To recommend that the Trustees approve location 
of the units on the Plainville Road east of the 
cavalry stable subject to final location on site 
by the Campus Planning Council. 

The Committee further 

VOTED : To recommend that the Trustees authorize the 
Administration to use part of the #400,000 
requested for cinder block dormitories and 
apartments for construction of pre-fabricated 
houses for faculty provided the Legislature 
is willing. 

The Committee 

VOTED : To recommend that the Trustees approve loca- 
tion of pre-fabricated houses on East Pleasant 
Street subject to final location by Campus 
Planning Council. 



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Building 



Housing 

Cinder Block 
Dormitories 



Pre-fabricated 
Houses 



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Sale of Land 



Lots 



Dormitories 



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President Baker reported request from a member of the 

faculty for permission to purchase a lot from the College of about 

one acre. Chairman ^tto reported that the Campus Planning Council 

has considered this question and recommended that it would be 

against the college policy to sell lots to individuals. It was the 

feeling of the Council that the College ought to conserve its land 

for future expansion. After discussion, the Committee 

VO TE D; To recommend that the Trustees affirm a 

policy of not selling building lots to in- 
dividuals for private dv/eliings. 

The Committee invited Dr. Helen S. Mitchell, Dean of the 
School of Home Economics, Miss Ruth «J. Totman, **ead of the Depart- 
ment of Physical Education for US omen, and Miss Helen Curtis, Dean 
of Women, to confer on the subject of future dormitories for women 
and facilities for women's physical education. Miss Curtis said 
that the women would like to look forward to better dining facili- 
ties for women students. She registered disapproval of mass feed- 
ing methods and recommended that future dining units for women be 
small so that the girls may have opportunity to learn gracious 
living. She feared that construction of a third dormitory in the 
Lewis-Thatcher area to feed students from Lewis, Thatcher, the 
Abbey and the new dormitory would make crowded conditions and the 
building would be inadequate with the amount of money available. 
Further, she suggested that the building ought to be on the highway 
north of the Experiment Station rather than up next to Lewis and 
Thatcher so as to cut down the distance that the girls would have 
to walk especially for lunch. 



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Dean Mitchell said it was her hope that Home Economics 
might be allowed to cooperate in management of the food service 
unit as a means to giving Home Economics students practical ex- 
perience in large quantity cookery. It was agreed that Dean 
Mitchell's problem could be solved by the Administration and that 
no action was required of the Buildings and Grounds Committee. 

Trustee Brett proposed several alternatives available 
to the Alumni Building Corporation: 

1. Construction of a dormitory with no lining 

facilities. 

2. Construction of a dormitory to house 135 stu- 

dents and with dining facilities for between 
400 and 4-20. 

3. Construction of a commons building to seat 500 

or 600 students and with very limited dormi- 
tory facilities. 

He pointed out that alternate three above would likely not be self- 
liquidating. If alternate one is used, it would mean that stu- 
dents would need to eat at Draper or an extension of Draper and 
that the Trustees would then need to request the State to build a 
commons building. He said that he favored plan two and that he 
thought a very adequate building could be built under this plan. 

^iss Totman spoke of the inadequacy of the Drill Hall 
for women' s physical education and of their need for a new building 
The Committee was sympathetic and reported that Trustees have 
approved a gymnasium for women and would continue to request it. 

After the ladies retired, the Committee looked at plans 
for the new dormitory as prepared by Architect Ross. These plans 
showed rooms for 135 girls with facilities for sitting 4-12 at table 
a large living room and reception rooms similar to those at 



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Animal 

Pathology 

Building 



Chadbourne Hall 



Greencugh Hall 



Mclntire, Ruth, 
Sale of Plot 



Louisa Baker Lane 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

Butterfield. It Y/as the feeling of the Committee that these plans 

would be acceptable to the women and it was agreed that Architect 

Ross would go over plans with the women before the June 7 meeting 

of the Board. 

The Committee inspected plans of the Animal Pathology 

Building as prepared by Architect Ross. It was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees approve the 

plans for the Animal Pathology Building except 
that the architect was directed to provide a 
larger lobby and a coat room and that the 
Trustees authorize the Treasurer to negotiate 
for a contract bid. 

The Committee inspected the new Alumni Building Corpora- 
tion dormitories, Chadbourne and Greenough ^alls, and it was 

VOTED; To recommend that the Trustees authorize the 
Treasurer to accept these buildings for the 
Board and take over their operation. 

It was 

VOTE D; To recommend to the Trustees that the Administra- 
tion be authorized to exchange a parcel of land 
of approximately 3480 square feet located at the 
southern extremity of land of the University of 
Mt. Pleasant for a parcel of land owned by Miss 
Ruth M c Intire adjoining the University Apiary 
lot, extending 87;> feet along Butterfield 
Terrace and comprising approximately 430 square 
feet; that the exchange be without financial con- 
sideration and that the Treasurer be authorized 
to execute the necessary documents in the name 
of and for the Board of Trustees. 

Treasurer Hawley presented a new plot plan for division 

of land in the so-called Louisa Baker tract. It was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Trustees accept the plot 

plan of the Louisa Baker tract as drawn by G. E. 
Brehm and dated May 16, 1947. 



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It was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Trustees approve granting 
of an option to Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity 
on lot A of the Louisa Baker tract for a period 
of one year and with the understanding that the 
sale price would be $1,000, deed to be restricted 
so that the land may not be sub-divided nor any 
part resold, and, further that the fraternity 
will submit building plans to the Committee be- 
fore proceeding with building. 



It was 



VOTED: 



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To request Treasurer Hawley to talk again with 
officers of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity to see if 
they (saruld be willing to exchange part of their 
present holding on the road to Butterfieid dormi- 
tory accepting in return land now in the roadway 
at the corner of the Apiary Road and Ellis Drive 
as proposed by the Committee under date of 
June 22, 1946. 

Treasurer Hawley presented plan for a location of sorority 

lots on Eastman lane and, it was 

VOTE D: To recommend that the Trustees approve setting 
aside of the area as indicated on plan drawn by 
Professor Otto and dated May 26, 1947 establish- 
ing six lots of approximately 117 foot frontage 
and 150 feet depth and to request that the 
Trustees authorize the President and Treasurer 
to grant options for one year on these lots to 
sororities recognized by the University upon 
their application with sale price to be $500 
per lot. 

The meeting was adjourned at 5*00 P.M. 




Secretary 






Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon 



Alpha Sigma Phi 



Sororities 



1440 



COMMITTEE 



Engineering 
Building 

Architect 



Engineering 
Building 

Architect 



Housing 



Architect 



Power- Plant 
Addition 

Architect 



Utility Services 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE BOARD 

Friday, July 11, 1947, 1:00 P. M., Office of Chairman Bartlett, 

49 Federal Street, Boston 

Chairman Bartlett presiding 

PRESENT: Trustees Bartlett, Brett, Whitmore, Treasurer 
Hawley, Secretary Burke. 

It was 

VOTED : To approve appointment of Appleton and Sterns as 

architects for the Engineering Building and authorize 
the Treasurer to execute contract for this service in 
the name of and for the Board of Trustees, 

It was 

VOTED : To authorize location of the Engineering Building at the 
site north of Draper Hall, as recommended by the Trustee 
Committee on Buildings and Grounds, under date of 
June 22, 1946. 

It was 

VOTED : To approve appointment of the firm of Alderman and 

Alderman of Holyoke as architects for the $400, 000 hous- 
ing project and to authorize the Treasurer to execute 
contract for this service in the name of and for the 
Board of Trustees. 

It was 

VOTED : To approve appointment of Edward C. Brown of Boston as 

Engineer for the erection of an additional boiler at the 
Power Plant and to authorize the Treasurer to execute 
contract for this service in the name of and for the 
Board of Trustees. 

It was 

VOTED : To award contract in the amount of $22,240 for construc- 
tion of utility services for three buildings being er- 
ected by Federal Works Agency to Warner Brothers, Inc., 
and to authorize the Treasurer to execute said contract 
in the name of and for the Board of Trustees. 



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It was 

VOTED ; To award contract for the repair of the farm silo to 
Aquadro and Cerruti in the amount of $6,666.30 and to 
authorize the Treasurer to execute said contract in the 
name of and for the Board of Trustees* 

It was 

VOTED : To appoint the Treasurer, Robert D. Hawley, as Military- 
Property Custodian, 
On the recommendation of Treasurer Hawley and George Brehm, 
Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, it was 

VOTED : To accept as complete and satisfactory the work accom- 
plished under contract by the S. Volpe Construction 
Company on the steam and electrical distribution lines. 
(See attached certification) 



The meeting was adjourned at 2:15 o'clock. 




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Silo 

Architects 



Military- 
Property 



Steam Lines 



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COMMITTEE 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 



MEMORANDUM 



From : Supt. of Bldgs. and Grounds 



Date ; June 27, 1947 



To: 



Mr. Robert D. Hawley 



Subject:. 



Mass, Stat e Pro.iect PE-3 



Steam & Electric Distribution System 
University of Massachusetts 
Amherst, Mass. 
Contract No. 1. 



Please be advised that the S. Volpe Construction Co. has 
completed his contract on the above project in accordance with plans 
and specification, on May 2, 194-7. 

I would, therefore, recommend that you obtain the approval 
of acceptance from the Board of Trustees. 



/s/ G. C. Bre hm 



George C. Brehm, 

Supt. Bldgs. and Grounds 



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August 6, 1947 



Board of Trustees 
University of Massachusetts 



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The following letter from Treasurer Havley to the Finance 
Committee of the Board of Trustees dated June 27, 194-7 end the 
resultant mail ballot are hereby made part of the official records 
of the Board. 

June 27, 1947 



Finance Committee 
Board of Trustees 

Gentlemen: 

The $5,000 Bonds of the New England Power Association, 5?^\ 
of 1954-j have been called and we have approximately this amount for 
reinvestment. The Chairman has requested that I refer the matter to 
the Finance Committee by mail, requesting reply on or before July 7, 
as to your recommendations for reinvestment. 

In that connection, I attach hereto a listing of our pres- 
ent portfolio and a tabulation of six suggested bonds. Bids are to 
be opened on July 8, en an issue of 1 1/4. million dollars, New York 
Tel. & Tel. First Mortgage Bonds, which may prove to be a good in- 
vestment for our purpose. If any member of the Committee wishes to 
recommend a bond for investment, I will be glad to receive the 
information , 

Of present opportunities, it is my opinion that the Great 
Northern Railroads 3 l/8's of '90 is good and I recommend it. 



ciated. 



Your decision on the enclosed ballot form will be appre- 



Very truly yours, 



/s/ Robert D. Hawley 
Treasurer 



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COMMITTEE 



MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

Endowment Fund Investments 
June 15, 1947 



1 Governments 

U. S. War Bonds Ser. G. 

11 Utilities 

Public Serv. Co. of Col., 3 l/2's ! 64 
So. Cal. Edison, 3 f s ! 65 

l|ll Railroads 

Central Pac. 4»s, '49 
Perm. R. R. , 4- 1/2' s, '65 

IV Real Estate Mortgages £ U% 
Kappa Sigma 
Chi Omega 
Theta Chi 
Mass. Beta 
Phi Lambda Tau 
Kappa Kappa Gamma 

V Amherst Savings Bank 

VI Uninvested 

Total 



Book Value 



$76,000.00 



4,268.05 
2,085.02 



5,037.36 
3,000.00 



24,000.00 
5,852.00 

11,760.00 
8,500.00 
7,500.00 
4,950.00 

7,618.35 

3-»_050.QQ. 

$165,620.78 



University of Massachusetts - Investments 
Suggested Securities 



Utili ties Rating 

So. Cal. Edison, 3°s, «65 Al 
Detroit Edison, 3 1/2° s, »66 Al 

Industrials 

Jones & Laughlin St., 3s's, f 61 A 

Wilson & Co., 3«s, » 5& A 



Railr oads 

Chic. & N. West., 3's, *89 

Gt. Northern, 3 l/8«s, '90 



A 
A 



Call 

105 

105i 



102| 
103 



102 
102 



Price 
107 
108i 



103* 
103} 



101 

101* 



Yield 

2.52 

2.96 



2.94 
2.60 



2.96 
3.06 



Each member of the Committee responded. There were six 
votes for Great Northern, 3 l/8's of '90 and two votes of Louisville 
and Nashville, 2 7/8 f s of '03. All other securities suggested had 
one vote only. 

James W. Burke 
Secretary 



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MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE 

MINUTES OF MEETING OF SPECIAL TRUSTEE COMMITTEE TO 
CONSIDER RECLASSIFICATION OF EXTENSION SERVICE POSITIONS 

September 14, 1947, 3:00 P.M., President's Office, Amherst 

Trustee Deely presiding 

PRES ENT ; Trustees Deely, Cole, Hubbard, Director 

Munson, Treasurer Hawley, Secretary Burke 

Chairman Deely informed Director Munson that the Board 
of Trustees in considering the 194-9 budget had set up a special 
committee to work with the Director concerning recommendations in 
the budget for reclassification of Extension Service personnel. 
He said that in past years it was common practice for promotions 
to be made directly from Assistant Professor to full Professor 
skipping the grade of Associate. The reason for this is that the 
grade of Associate provided only one step increase beyond the 
maximum of Assistant Professor. The grade was not in common use. 

However, now that the new salary schedule has been set 
up, the grade of Associate has step-rate increases the same as 
other grades and the range of pay is above the old range for full 
Professor. The Trustees feel, therefore, that in general promo- 
tions should be made from Assistant Professor to Associate and 
persons would go to full Professor only after having served through 
the grade of Associate Professor. 

He said also that the Board had considered the question 
of putting the women Specialists in the Extension Service who are 
now Assistant Professors on the same basis as the men Specialists 
who are full Professors. Because of the long service and outstand- 
ing reputations of some of the women Specialists and because the 
Board feels that they have been misplaced in the past, the 



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Service personnel 



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Trustees are willing to move some of the positions directly from 
Assistant Professor to full Professor. The Board felt though that 
the change should not be made for all the women at the same time 
as some are more deserving of the change than others who have been 
hired quite recently and, therefore, the special committee was 
asked to consider each case on its own merits. He said that the 
Board of Trustees does accept tne principle of equality in rank 
and salary for men and women. 

Director Munson stated that the men Specialists and the 
women Specialists have the same training and experience, that the 
women feel discriminated against because they have the same responsi- 
bilities as the men but not the same rank. All the men Specialists 
except one are full Professors and all women Specialists are 
Assistant Specialists. This has been so since the State classifica' 
tion system was set up in 1926. He said that 29 State Universities 
give equal professional ratings to men and women in the Extension 
Service. 

The committee called in Mrs. Esther C. Page and Miss H. 
Buth Mclntire as spokesmen for the women. Chairman Deely explained 
the position of the Board of Trustees ana said that the committee 
accepted fully the principle of equal pay for men and. women. 
However, the committee did not feel that all the women Specialists 
should be moved to the grade of full Professor in one year - that 
those more recently employed might logically move to the grade of 
Associate Professor until they have been with the college for a 
longer period of time. After discussion, Dr. Hubbard moved, 
Trustee Cole seconded, and it was unanimously 



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VOTED: To approve the following reclassifications for 
Extension Service personnel to be submitted in 
the 19 49 budget: 

1949 Cost 
Alfred V. Boicourt from Assistant Professor to $1,440 

Professor 
Radie H. Bunn from Extension Editor to Assistant 240 

Professor 
George A. Van Horn from Extension Editor to 240 

Assistant Professor 
Donald P. Allan from Secretary to Associate 720 

Professor 
Horace M. Jones from Professor to Head of Department 300 
Beatrice E. Billings from Professor to Head of 300 

Department 
Erma 0. Bamesburger from Assistant Professor to 1,020 

Associate Professor 
May E. Foley from Assistant Professor to Professor 730 
Mrs. Harriet J. Haynes from Assistant Professor to 780 

Professor 
Barbara Higgins from Assistant Professor to Associate 780 

Professor 
Mrs. N. May Larson from Assistant Professor to 780 

Associate Professor 
H. Ruth Mclntire from Assistant Professor to Professor 780 
Mrs. Esther C. Page, from Assistant Professor to 730 

Professor 
Tena Bishop from Assistant Professor to Associate 840 

Professor 
Marion E. Forbes from Assistant Professor to Associate 340 

Professor 



$10,620 



The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 P.M. 




Secretary 



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October 1, 1947 



Board of Trustees 
University of Massachusetts 



The following letter from Treasurer Hawley to the 
Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of 
Massachusetts dated September 17, 19-47 and resultant mail ballot- 
are hereby made part of the official records of the Board. 



September 17, 1947 

To: Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees 

Gentlemen: 

At the meeting of the Board of Trustees in Boston on 
September 10, 1947, I spoke informally with several members of the 
Finance Committee concerning the investment of $4,000 of Endowment 
Fund Principal recently realised from the call of our Public 
Service Colorado 3l"' s °f *€>A» 

It was the consensus that this amount should be in- 
vested similarly to that recently voted by the Committee — 
$2,000 of Great Northern Railroads 3 1/8 »s of '90 and $2,000 of 
Louisville and Nashville 2 7/8 's of 2003. 

I shall appreciate it if you will confirm this opinion 
of individual members of the Committee on the enclosed ballot 
form and return to us. 

Very truly yours, 

/s/ Robert D. Hawley 
Treasurer 

Mail Ballot 

Upon the recommendation of the Treasurer and the Chairman of 
the Committee I do approve the investment of Endowment Fund 
Principal as follows: 

$2,000 Great Northern R.R. 3 1/8 f s f 90 
2,000 Louisville & Nashville R.R. 2 7/8' s '03 



Joseph V. Bartlett 
Alden C. Brett 
Ernest Hoftyzer 



Richard Sal tons tall 
Ralph F. Taber 
Philip F. "Whitmore 




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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 
October 7, 1947, 11:00 A.M., President's Office, Amherst 
Chairman Whitmore presiding 



PRESENT: Trustees "Whitmore, Brett, Taber, 
Deely, Mrs. Leach, President 
Van Meter, Treasurer Hawley, 
Secretary Burke 

The Committee invited architects Greeley, Ross, and 
Alderman and Alderman to present final plans for the Physics Build- 
ing, the Animal Pathology Building, and the Cement Block Dormi- 
tories. The architects discussed the buildings and answered 
questions concerning details of proposed materials and construction. 

Mr. Greeley said plans would be ready so that contract for 
Physics Building could be let in early December provided the Public 
Works Commission does not delay too long in its study of the final 



plans . 



Mr. Ross said that contract for the Animal Pathology 



Building could probably be let in December. 

Alderman and Alderman said that bids are due on the Cement 
Block Dormitories October 2.L, and that they plan to have one of the 
three buildings finished by February 1. 

It was 

VOTED ; To approve the final plans of the Physics 
Building as presented by Architect Greeley 
and to authorize the Treasurer to execute 
a contract for the construction of this 
building in the name of and for the Board 
of Trustees. 

It was 

VOTED: To approve the plans for the Animal Pathology 
Building as presented by Architect Ross and to 
authorize the Treasurer to execute a contract 
for the construction of this building in the 
name of and for the Board of Trustees. 



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It was 

VOTED : To approve the plans for the two cement 

block dormitories and one apartment house 
as presented by Architect Alderman and to 
authorize the Treasurer to execute a con- 
tract for the construction of these 
buildings in the name of and for the 
Board of Trustees. 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Trustees grant to 

Professor Albert V. Purvis and to Frances 
C. Purvis, his wife, ana to the survivor 
of them as tenants by the entirety the 
rights to pass and repass on foot or with 
vehicles in common with others over the 
tract of land owned by the University and 
known as Old Town Road. 

Trustee Brett said that the Alumni Building Corporation 
has received bids for construction of a dormitory for women to in- 
clude dining facilities. The lox^est bid was $4.15,000 as against 
their authorized total of $4-00,000. The low bid did not include 
furnishings, equipment, and other incidental expenses. It was, 
therefore, necessary to abandon the original plan and the Executive 
Committee of the Board now proposes in cooperation with the 
University administration that the Alumni Corporation build in- 
stead a dormitory for men to be located near the present raen's 
dormitories, to be of the Chadbourne type, and not to include 
dining facilities. This proposal has been discussed with those in 
charge of women's activities at the University. After discussion, 



it was 



VOTED: To approve construction of a dormitory for 
men of the Chadbourne type to be located on 
Clark Avenue about mid-way between Jernald 
Hall and Chadbourne on the site recommended 
by the Campus Planning Council. 



The meeting was adjourned at 12:30 P.M. 




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MINUTES OF MEETING OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 
October 7, 1947, 2:00 P.M., President's Office, Amherst 

Trustee Brett presiding 

PRESENT : Trustees Brett, Whitmore, Taber, Deely, 
Mrs. Leach, President Van Meter, 
Treasurer Hawley, Secretary Burke 

Trustee Brett having reviewed the situation concerning 

the next Alumni dormitory (see minutes of Buildings and Grounds 

Committee, October 7, it was 

VOTED: To rescind action of the Board authorizing 

the Alumni Building Corporation to construct 
a dormitory for women including dining 
facilities in the Lewis - Thatcher area. 

It was 

VOTED: To request the Alumni Building Corporation 

to construct its next dormitory as authorized 
by the Legislature on Clark Avenue about mid- 
way between Fernald Hall and Chadbourne on 
the site recommended by the Trustee Committee 
on Buildings and Grounds and by the Campus 
Planning Council, this dormitory to be of the 
Chadbourne type and not to include dining 
facilities. 

It was 

VOTED: That the form of lease of a parcel of land, 
for the erection of one Men's Dormitory 
Building, from the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts to University of Massachusetts Building 
Association, and the form of lease of said 
building from said Association to the Common- 
wealth, pursuant to Acts of 1939, Chapter 3^3, 
as amended by Acts of 1945, Chapter 390, and 
by Acts of 194-6, Chapter 352, be and hereby 
are approved, as presented to this meeting; 
and that the Trustees of the University of 
Massachusetts or a majority thereof be and 
hereby are authorized, in the name and on be- 
half of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to 
execute, acknowledge and deliver, in or sub- 
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to this meeting, said lease of land from 
the Commonwealth to said Association and 
said lease of a Dormitory building from 
said Association to the Commonwealth, and 
to cause the common seal of the University 
of Massachusetts to be affixed thereto. 

On the recommendation of the Buildings and Grounds 

Committee, it was 

VOTED,; To grant to Professor Albert ¥. Purvis and 
to Frances C. Purvis, his wife, and to the 
survivor of them as tenants by the entirety 
the rights to pass and repass on foot or with 
vehicles in common with others over the tract 
of land owned by the University and known as 
Old Town Road. 

There was discussion as to how the Universith would pro- 
vide dining facilities for students in view of the fact that the 
Alumni Building Corporation is unable to include a dining unit in 
its next dormitory and also in view of the rapidly increasing 
number of students. The University is now able to feed 1400 of its 
2400 students. By 194-9 it will have up to 3900 students. 

It was generally agreed that dining facilities cannot 
be provided by the Alumni Building Corporation on an amortization 
basis and that the only solution seems to be for the Commonwealth 
to construct a dining commons. The University is not yet ready 
to estimate the amount of money required for such commons but 
recommends that it be built for a minimum of 1,000 to 1,200 stu- 
dents. After discussion, it was 

VOTED; To request the Legislature early in the next 
session to authorize construction of a 
dining commons on the campus of the University 
to accommodate approximately 1,000 students, 
the sum of monev reauested to be determined 
after further investigation. 



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Amherst, Mass. 



December 12, 194-7 



Board of Trustees 
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The following letter from Treasurer Hawley to the 
Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of 
Massachusetts dated December 5> 194-7 and resultant mail ballot 
are hereby made part of the official records of the Board. 



December 5, 194-7 

To t Executive Committee, 
Board of Trustees 
University of Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The program for Repairs and Renewals for the University 
for the current year includes a project for Reconstruction of the 
Basement and first. Two Floors of North College to provide for 
adequate space for the University Bookstore. The need for this 
work is urgent. The project has been approved by the Commission 
on Administration and Finance. 

"We advertised for bids for this work and received three 
proposals from contractors. The lowest is that of the firm of 
Aquadro and Cerruti for the contract sum of $12, 351 • 30* We wish 
to proceed as quickly as possible with the execution of a contract 
and I am writing to the members of the Executive Committee of the 
Board to request their action upon the matter of authorization 
for the execution of a contract for this purpose. 

In summary, I may say that funds are available for this 
work in our current appropriation. The project has been approved 
by the Commission on Administration and. Finance and the Contract 
will be referred to the Attorney General's Office for approval 
as to form before final execution. 

Enclosed is a ballot form for mail reply. Your early 
consideration will be greatly appreciated. 

Very truly yours, 

/s/ Robert D. Hawley 
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In accordance with explanation of the Treasurer in his 
letter to the Executive Committee, dated December 5, 1947, the 
following action is 



approved 



VOTED: 



That the low bid of $12,351.30 by Aquadro and 
Cerruti for reconstruction of North College 
be accepted and that the Treasurer be authorized 
to execute a contract with this firm for said 
construction in the name of and for the Board 
of Trustees. 

/s/ Philip F. Vhitmore 
Leonard Carmichael 
Lottie A. Leach 
Joseph ¥. Bartlett 
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MINUTES OF MEETING OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 
December 18, 1947, 11:00 A.M., Chairman Bartlett' s Office, Boston 

Chairman Bartlett presiding 

PRESENT: Trustees Bartlett, Carmichael, Brett, 

Villi tmore, Mrs. Leach, President Van Meter, 
Professor Marston, Secretary Burke 

Chairman Bartlett said that a student named Flannagan, a 
member of the student Senate of the University of Massachusetts at 
Fort Devens, had written to the Governor's Office petitioning for 
establishment of third and fourth year Engineering courses at 
Devens so that students might remain there. Mr. Flanagan said that 
facilities at Amherst were inadequate, that the instructional pro- 
gram was weak, that Engineering was not accredited, and that Devens 
could do the job if given permission immediately. Mr. Bartlett 
said that the Governor's Office had referred the correspondence to 
him and that he had replied to the Governor's secretary that he 
proposed to call a meeting of the Executive Committee of the 
Trustees of the University to discuss whether the full Board should 
be called into session for further discussion of the question. 

He then called upon Professor Marston to speak of the En- 
gineering program at Amherst. Professor Marston said that Engineer- 
ing courses have been taught at the college since its inception, 
that a Department of Engineering was created by the Trustees in 
1938, and that the college has graduated a number of students in 
Engineering. No pretense has been made of offering the students a 
full accredited program in professional Engineering. This fact 
has been clearly stated in the catalogue. Even so, in 1942 in the 
freshman class alone, there were 42 Engineering majors. Some of the 
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two or three years at Amherst and transfer to other engineering 
schools with full credit for their work at Amherst. 

Professor Marston said that the college has just added a 
wooden building for the expansion of Engineering, that the last 
Legislature appropriated $200,000 for the construction of another 
laboratory and that in the budget, the Trustees are calling for a 
main building for Engineering. He said that the department has 
been gathering war surplus equipment with which to equip these 
buildings . 

Professor Marston was asked what building is now used at 
Devens for Engineering and he said that they are using a wooden 
building which houses machine shop equipment. 

Professor Marston was questioned also as to the future of 
Engineering at Amherst, particularly as to the size of school that 
is contemplated. He said that during this period of transfer from 
Devens, the Engineering School would have a maximum enrollment of 
730 students in September of 194-9. At that time, facilities will 
be crowded. However, there seems to be a demand for Engineering 
such as to warrant planning for a permanent enrollment of from 4-00 
to 500. On questioning, Professor Marston outlined qualifications 
of members of his Engineering staff and spoke also of the staff at 



Devens. 



There followed discussion of the transfer problem and of 



the ability of the University at Amherst to absorb Devens students 
after their second year as planned by the Trustees. Dr. Van Meter- 
spoke of new buildings erected and authorized and stated that the 
transfers could continue as planned. This will require erection of 
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The committee agreed that transfers should continue as 
planned as the only feasible means of carrying out the pledge of 
the Trustees to see that students enrolled at Devens for the fresh- 
man and sophomore years have opportunity to complete their education 
at an established college of recognized standing. At the same time, 
it was urged that authorities at Amherst continue efforts to help 
Devens students enter other colleges of the Commonwealth . 

Chairman Bartlett then raised question with the committee 
as to whether a meeting of the full Board of the University of 
Massachusetts at Fort Devens was desirable. It was agreed that it 
would be desirable to have the Board meet again as a whole so that 
members might be informed of progress of developments at Amherst 
and how these affect the transfer problem from Devens. Meeting 
date was set for Tuesday, December 30 at 6:30 P.M. at the Statler 
in Boston. 

It was agreed that the Business Office would get together 
figures showing the cost of accepting transfers from Devens as 
planned and the cost to the Commonwealth if Devens should be con- 
tinued . 

The Chairman asked Dr. Van Meter to study feasibility of 



double shift feeding in the dining halls to see whether this would 
be possible in the event the Legislature does not appropriate for a 
new dining hall to be ready next September. 

Chairman Bartlett also suggested that the Administration 
should contact Trustee Taber as to the advisability of another meet- 
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Dr. Van Meter said that pending the construction of a 

new Power Plant at the College, it was necessary to add one more 

boiler to handle the present load. It has been agreed with the 

State Building Commission that the best procedure would be to add 

a package unit boiler which, when the Power Plant is built, can be 

reshipped to another State Institution. After discussion, it was 

VOTED ; To approve advertising for bids for the con- 
struction of an additional boiler in the Power 
Plant, and that if an acceptable bid is received 
and approved by the Massachusetts Public Build- 
ing Commission, the Treasurer is authorized to 
execute a contract in the name of and for the 
Board of Trustees on the standard contract form 
of the Commonwealth. 

President Van Meter reported on meetings with the Interiir 
Committee on Higher Education and of discussions in this committee 
of the possibility of combining all higher education in the State 
under one Board of Trustees and under the direction of a Commissioner 
to be located at Boston. Included in the set up would be the 
State University, the Teachers Colleges, and Textile Schools. 

The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 P.M. 




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